Hundreds of residents visited Rosie Cooper’s second Community Advice and Information Day to get advice and support from local and national organisations, at the Concourse in Skelmersdale.
The event was held on Friday 7th December 2012, with the support of E.ON, and brought together 17 organisations who were able to offer their advice and support to residents.
Commenting on the event MP Rosie said:
“It was fantastic to see so many residents taking advantage of the free advice and support on offer. It is often difficult to know where to turn during these difficult times. Speaking to residents, they found the advice invaluable, so a huge thank you to all the organisations for supporting the event.
“Residents were able to get advice and information on benefits, pensions, health checks, children’s activities and more. They were also able to get advice on how to improve energy efficiency in their homes, with E.ON offering practical advice to residents regardless of their energy supplier.
“The event has also been a success for the organisations, with West Lancashire Carers Centre finding a number of hidden carers. People who before the event would have been left alone and isolated to care for their loved ones. Now they will have access to the help and support they are entitled to.”
In the current times many families face tough decisions and are not always sure where to go for the best advice and information. MP Rosie brought together a whole range of organisations for residents to speak to about:
· Energy costs
· Pensions and Benefits
· Money Management
· Health and Wellbeing
· Making our home safer
· And much, much more.
“This event has been a huge success for both the residents and the organisations. I am already looking forward to next year’s event and the possibility of similar events across West Lancashire.
“I would like to thank E.ON for supporting the event, the Concourse for hosting the event and Morrisons for providing the refreshments.”