Free advice for Over 60's

Press Release: 12/09/2005

Winchester's Community Safety Partnership van is once again going out and about the district providing free advice to anyone over 60, visiting Micheldever, Littleton, Shedfield and Shawford later in the month.

The road show has been organised by Mid Hampshire Primary Care Trust, Winchester City Council and Hampshire County Council.

Set up as a joint venture, the aim of the road show is to take useful information with a focus on home, fire and personal safety, and other health and well-being advice out to people in rural communities to help them access the services they need.

By raising awareness of the issues and services available, older people are more likely to remain in their own homes, be more confident, physically active therefore stronger, and enjoy an improved quality of life.

The 'Stay on Your Feet' Project Manager will be happy to answer questions about how to prevent falls in and around your own home while Winchester City Council's Homecheck officer Denise Sturgess will be talking to people about how to ensure their home remains secure and safe. Denise will also be taking names and address to arrange home visits by the Homecheck team.

Hampshire County Council Trading Standards can provide information about the sort of tricks used by door step callers. For example, did you know that an overgrown garden can be used as a clue by bogus callers that a potentially vulnerable older person is living there -

Visitors to previous road shows said they were a thoroughly worthwhile venture and what they particularly liked was that the services had gone out to them, making them far more accessible.

The road show is taking place on Monday 19 September and Thursday 22 September at the following locations -  

Monday 19 September - Micheldever Store & Post Office 9-12 am; Littleton Post Office 2.15-4pm

Thursday 22 September - Shedfield Post Office 9-12am; Shawford Parish Hall 2-4pm

For further information about the day please contact Sara Owen on 01962 763 982 or email her at