Free advice for the Over 60's

Press Release: 06/11/2003

Press release from Winchester City Council and Mid Hampshire Primary Care Trust

Winchester's Community Safety Partnership van will be out and about in November, taking a roadshow around the district providing free advice to anyone over 60.

Research has found that often personal health and well-being in older people depends upon them feeling financially, personally and environmentally secure. The roadshow has been set up with this in mind. It will take useful information out to rural communities, with a focus on home, fire and personal safety, pensions and other financial advice.

The event is being organised by Winchester City Council, Mid Hampshire Primary Care Trust and the Winchester Branch of the Pension Service. ‘Homecheck’ will give advice on ensuring homes are secure and safe; the Stay On Your Feet campaign will provide falls prevention and awareness advice; and the Pensions Service will explain about pensions and financial issues that concern older people.

The roadshow will take place between 18 - 21of November and apart from the final venue in West Meon, the community safety van will be following the Hampshire County Council's mobile library on its route.

18 November
9.15am - 12.45pm Wickham Square
2.30pm - 3.40pm Owslebury, Beech Grove

20 November
9.30am - 10.30am Hambledon, West Street
11.05am - 12noon Droxford Square

21 November
11.55am - 12.30pm West Meon, Long Priors
1.30pm - 3pm West Meon, The Thomas Lord Public House