Help is at hand for older people - Liphook

Friday, 12 October, 2018

People who care for older relatives do not have to struggle on alone – that will be the message at the next Community Forum to be held in Liphook.

Older people and carers can come along to a special event in October which will show off all the services available for them.

The event, organised by East Hampshire District Council, will gather local authorities and care organisations in one place giving people a chance to find out the services and facilities available for older people in Liphook, Whitehill & Bordon, Lindford and elsewhere.

Held on Tuesday 23 October, at the Millennium Hall in Liphook, the event will feature a market place of care services and speakers from the industry.

Charities and organisations will showcase the services they offer to older people around the area, giving residents the chance to find out how they can help.

Cllr Yvonne Parker-Smith, who will chair the meeting, said: “It can be very difficult for people caring for an elderly relative and they need all the support they can get.

“But, unfortunately, I find that many of the people I speak to are simply not aware of the kind of help that’s out there.

“Very often it is socially isolated people - the people that most need some help - who are the ones that are least likely to know about the local support network.

“This meeting will prove there is lots of help available to make life easier for older people and the people who look after them.

“Come along, browse the stalls in the market place and make sure you’re not missing out on some life-changing support.”

Following the market place, held between 5.30-6.30pm, there will be presentations from the Southern Health NHS, Methodist Homes for the Aged, Connect to Support Hampshire and Arthritis Research UK.

Market stallholders will include: Diabetes UK, East Hill House, Arthritis Research UK, Radian Lifelink, Connect to Support Hampshire, Havant and East Hants Mind, Alzheimer’s Society, Methodist Homes for the Aged and Southern Health NHS.