Knowsley older people’s Information Marketplace

A range of information events have been arranged in Knowsley which support the priorities of the Knowsley Older People’s Strategy 2018-2021.

The older people’s Information Marketplace will take place from Monday, 30 September to Friday, 4 October in a range of locations across the borough.

The events aim to highlight the wealth of support and information available to older people in Knowsley and importantly, how to access it. This includes information and advice around legal, property and financial matters as well as utility, care and health services.

They are all issues that Knowsley’s older population have highlighted as key issues and priorities when the strategy was getting developed.

Come along and speak to a range of professionals from the various agencies who are supporting and delivering the strategy as well as pick up information on the following dates and locations – all from 11am until 3pm:-

 

 

Dr Andrew Pryce, GP and Chair of NHS Knowsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said:

“Partners from across the borough have worked together to develop the Knowsley Older People’s Strategy. By attending one of these events, you will be able to hear how the strategy was developed and understand how priorities were decided.

“The Information Marketplace will also allow you to learn more about the services available to older people, how to access them and make you more informed.”

Cllr Sean Donnelly, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, added:

“There is a lot of help and support available to residents in Knowsley and these events aim to raise awareness of what is out there. By knowing what these services are and how to access them could help you to live independently for longer. I’d encourage you to come along to these free drop-in events and find out more, or just pop in for a chat and a cuppa.”

The Knowsley Older People’s Strategy has been developed by a range of partner agencies in Knowsley in consultation with older people living in the borough. The agencies include Knowsley Council, Knowsley Older Peoples Voice (KOPV), NHS Knowsley CCG, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust; Merseytravel, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, Knowsley Pensioners Advocacy and Information service, Knowsley Carers, and the Alzheimer’s Society.

 

If you are unable to attend an event but would like further information about a specific issue, please contact David Aspin, Older People’s Involvement Officer, on 0151 449 3954 or email david.aspin@healthwatchknowsley.co.uk.