Community Wellbeing Information Day Success!

Many services are available in your community, but many don’t know about them. This lack of public knowledge means the services are underutilised. Being in the care sector and by having a dedicated team to network with other organisation, we have a pretty good understanding of what’s out there but not everyone does.

Hence, the need to organise a Community Wellbeing Information Day, which was held at the local Dewi Sant Community Centre.

Our Community Wellbeing Information Day had representatives from the public, private and third sector, along with local businesses, support groups, leisure facilities, social clubs and sports clubs.

From the event, attendees benefited from information on any of the following:

* Carer Advice and Support
* Dementia Support
* Trading Standards related concerns
* Fraud prevention
*Local activities and clubs to suit all ages and abilities
*Employment and Volunteering opportunities
*Home Care Services
*Free Services
*Joining local social clubs
*Debt and Personal Finance Advice
*Enrolling on courses and learning new skills
*Local Housing
*Hearing aid checks
*Mental Health Advice and Support
*Living Aids

Organising a wellbeing information day, it was important to ensure that the five areas of wellbeing were covered adequately:

  • Take notice
  • Connect
  • Keep learning
  • Be active
  • Give

These five aspects were covered as we invited a variety of organisations that operate locally. It’s a common myth that these types of events are only useful for older people, but due to the range of organisations that were present, there was something for everyone.

 

The Welsh Blood Service were present and offered attendees the opportunity to find out what blood type they are. Lucie, our Community Relations Manager, was particularly excited by this feature as it is something she wanted to know for a while but was unsure how to go about it.

The Disability Resource Centre came with a range of their products for the public to see first-hand what they could provide to help make their lives easier. This included digital calendar day clocks, telephone ring signallers, talking alarm watch and of course back scratchers.

NatWest were also present to give advice on how to stand against common scams and issues with fraud.

Of course, Dementia Friendly Abergele were present to show off the work that has been done to get Abergele ‘Working to Become Dementia Friendly’.

There were also representatives armed with information from the likes of Abergele Camera Club, Abergele Rotary, W.I., Abergele Rugby Club, Conwy Leisure, carers trust, North Wales Police, plus many more.

Our Community Relations Manager who organised the event, Lucie, said:

‘I was really worried that the event wouldn’t be as much of a success as it was. We had a relatively short time between coming up with the idea and executing it. Luckily, so many organisations showed their interest in being involved that the idea soon got up off the ground. No matter how much time you put in, if people don’t attend and benefit from the event then your efforts are wasted. Thankfully, this event was very well attended and received great compliments from attendees. I’ve already been asked to organise the next one!’.

As part of our mission to help people live independently for longer, we wanted to ensure they had the information about services that could help to aid this.

Both the organisations and the members of the public found the day to be of value, which is all we can ask for.

From our office in Abergele, Home Instead are proud to be able to provide personal care and home help for seniors, as well as rewarding careers for their CAREGivers across North Wales; including Abergele, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Denbigh, Holywell, Llandudno, Ruthin, Prestatyn, Llanrwst and everywhere in between!

To find out more about our services or the vacancies we have, please contact the office on 01745 772150.

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