Friday, 10 January 2014

Drop-In Information And Advice Sessions

Adult Social Care Staff from Disability Services and the Carers Support Team at Cambridgeshire County Council have organised a series of ‘drop-in’ information and advice sessions in Cambridge, March and Huntingdon.

The events provide free and confidential information and advice to adults living with a long-term illness or disability, older people struggling with an age-related condition, and anyone providing unpaid support to adult family members or friends who could not manage without this help.

Anyone who feels the sessions and discussions could be helpful can drop in at:

  • Cambridge - last Wednesday of the month – at the Horizon Centre, 285 Coldhams Lane, Cambridge CB1 3HY from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Huntingdon - first Monday of the month – at the Hartford Village Hall, Main Street, Hartford, Huntingdon PE29 1XU from 10.00am to 1.00pm
  • March - second Wednesday of the month - at March Library, City Road, March PE15 9LT from 10.00am to 1.00pm

Each informal session will have a speaker, an opportunity to book a one-to-one advice session and /or a carers assessment, share information and experience with others or talk in confidence to staff members.

Depending on the demand, further sessions could be organised in future. The current programme includes:

  • 15th January, March Library - British Legion Handyman Scheme
  • 29th January, Horizon Centre - Assistive Technology
  • 3rd February, Hartford Village Hall - Making healthy snacks (activity session)
  • 12th February, March Library - Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
  • 26th February, Horizon Centre - Chair-based Exercise (activity session)
  • 3rd March, Hartford Village Hall - Therapeutic Art
  • 12th March, March Library - Mental Capacity Act
  • 26th March, Horizon Centre - Village Benefits Advice Service   

More information about the events is available on Cambridgeshire.net (search "Adult Support Drop-ins") or by emailing Drop.InSessionsAsc@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or CarersSupportTeam@cambridgeshire.gov.uk