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Publication Date: 21/11/2016 

Reach Out event to showcase joined-up services and supports  

 

 

The Reach Out event will run on Thursday 24th November from 11am – 3pm in St Patrick’s Church Hall, Coatbridge showcasing a variety of supports.  

Local people in North Lanarkshire will be the focal point of a forthcoming event geared to supporting safe and independent living.

The Reach Out event will run on Thursday 24th November from 11am – 3pm in St Patrick’s Church Hall, Coatbridge showcasing a variety of supports.

These range from free minor repair to mobility aids, falls prevention advice to information on how new technology can play a  transformational role in helping people stay active and independent.

The event is part Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire. The day’s organiser, Claire Delahay of Glenboig Neighbourhood  House, a local voluntary organisation, explained the aim is to provide the right support, at the right time, in the right place.

Claire said: “We’ve been working very closely with our partners to ensure that those who attend can tap into a gold mine of information and support.

“We have information on resources like Making Life Easier, a  specialist online self-help tool offering advice for those who would  like help to live independently at home.

“There will be also be information about aids and adaptations, dementia and much more.”

Claire added: “Our vision is for people of North Lanarkshire to be able to live safe, healthy and independent lives in their communities. Everyone who attends will be assured of a warm welcome.”

The event is free to attend and a free lunch will be provided. For more information – including access on community transport – contact Claire Delahay on 01236 875054