Following the first Older People’s Information Fair in the constituency, Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman has thanked exhibitors and visitors for attending the event.
On Friday 8th June at The Storehouse in Skegness, visitors took advantage of the opportunity to find out about all the types of support that is available to them, as well as community organisations, local societies and clubs.
Participating exhibitors including Age UK Lindsey, Community Lincs, Barclays Digital Eagles, Lincolnshire CVS, U3A, Skegness & District Running Club, Skegness Bowls Club, St Barnabas Hospice and Healthwatch Lincolnshire, took the opportunity to set up stalls and give presentations on subjects from inheritance tax to staying safe online.
Stuart Tweedale, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner attended with Lincolnshire Police Sergeant Caroline Broughton to deliver the Scam Awareness message. Stuart commented,
“The event was a fantastic way to engage with the community and, in particular, those people who may be more vulnerable. It gave me a valuable opportunity to help them protect themselves from threats around scams and fraud and if, in the process, we have saved one person from falling victim it will have been well worth it.”
With nearly thirty exhibitors at the event and a steady stream of visitors throughout the day, it was a great opportunity for members of the public to approach services they might not have known were available to them. It was also a useful medium for the exhibitors to interact with other organisations and groups offering support to elderly people in the area.
Nicki Lee, Community Activities and Volunteering Service Manager from Age UK Lindsey said,
“We sometimes forget how many great organisations are working in the Skegness area to support older people, it was brilliant to see them all under one roof”
Praising the organisations coming together, Matt said,
“I am very pleased so many of our fantastic local services, clubs and organisations took advantage of the opportunity to connect with one another in their shared goal of supporting the older residents in the constituency. In a rural community such as ours, it is wonderful to be able to connect those in need of help with the well-being services that are available.”
The full list of exhibitors for the fair was as follows:
County Care, FB Wealth Management, Barclays Digital Eagles, Magna Vitae, T.E.D, Community Lincs, Wellbeing Lincs, MacMillan, Duncan and Toplis, Tai Chi, U3A, Probus, Winthorpe Partnership, Stroke Association, Healthwatch Lincs, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Lincolnshire County Council, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, Skegness and District Running Club, Citizens Advice Lindsey, St Barnabas Hospice, Age UK, Carers First, Lincolnshire CVS, Skegness Bowls Club, Frank Wood and Sons Funeral Directors, Walnut Care.