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Living well ‘Support Hub’ at the Lincolnshire Show 07 Jun

The five charities will create a support hub for Lincolnshire Show attendees to learn more about their combined services that could dramatically improve independent living and living with a life limiting illness. Representatives from each charity will be on hand with tea, coffee and biscuits and information about how to get involved and access each service on Stand 11, Eighth Avenue.

Families and friends of anyone with Dementia will be given the chance to join a Dementia Friends session, which will be running on Wednesday and Thursday at 1.30pm. These short sessions are designed to educate people around Dementia and encourage Dementia friendly communities.

In addition, Lincolnshire Housing Partnership (LHP) will be demonstrating the latest ‘assistive technology products’, which promote independence and safety for Dementia patients and promoting their low level support services, living well with dementia and specialist housing available in Lincolnshire.

Bev Chapman, Business Development Officer at LHP says;

“As one of Lincolnshire’s premier providers of social housing, with 12,700 properties across the county, we aim to support the whole community. A large part of our work involves developing services, which enable people to live in a secure, safe and happy environment and our presence within the Support Hub is a reflection of that.”

LACE Housing will be showcasing its new developments for over 55s in Washingborough and Nettleham. Colleagues from the organisations will also be on hand to offer advice about its different types of affordable housing within Lincolnshire and the surrounding area, including independent living and Extra Care Schemes.

You can also find out more about LACE Housings Award winning 4* Holiday apartment which situated in the coastal resort of Skegness, which was recently named among the country’s best seaside spots. In addition to this, plans for the new housing developments in Nettleham and Washingborough, offering specialist facilities at affordable prices will be available from the LACE team.

St Barnabas Hospice CEO Chris Wheway, Volunteer Ambassador Anita and Wellbeing Community Engagement Lead Laura Stones will be representing the county’s largest Hospice facility.

Laura Stones explains;

“St Barnabas Hospice supports 10,500 people each year, which includes our patients but their families and carers too. Our wellbeing services include complimentary therapies, welfare and benefits advice and pre bereavement support. Patients can be in our care for years and their families for much longer. We want to make sure people know we are here for them, even if their loved one has not accessed our Hospice care.

Find us at stand 11, Eighth Avenue with LILP to learn about our free services, the well-being care and how to get involved.

June is our birthday month too, so we are celebrating with Go Yellow. We will be spreading a little sunshine to get you all involved in fundraising for and celebrating the Hospice. Our Fundraisers are joining the Waterside Shopping Centre to offer some yellow themed activities perfect for the young, and young at heart!”

Debbie Kinnell, Communications and Business Development Officer from Lincolnshire Home Independency Agency continues;

‘We will be there to advise on home adaptations, improvements and repairs to help people live independently at home. We can also offer advice and support on grants, benefits and funding. We’re currently delivering three funding schemes to help ensure gas and electrical safety and keep homes warm in winter (subject to eligibility).

Michele Jolly, CEO at Age UK adds;

“It often feels as though Age UK Lincoln and South Lincolnshire is one of Lincolnshire’s best kept secrets! We are a hidden gem of support services there to advise and support older people and their families and carers. Join us at the Age UK stand for information about the vast array of services and support we have available in Lincoln and South Lincolnshire for the 50 plus age group.”

Visit the Support Hub on Stand 11, Eighth Avenue on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th June, at the Lincolnshire Show.

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