16 June 2011
All Islanders are invited to a roadshow at St Clement’s Parish Hall on Tuesday 21 June to find out more about local charities, community support, and the Green Paper published by Health and Social Services.
The community event is jointly sponsored by the St Clement Community Support Team and Jersey’s Ambulance Service and its aim is to raise awareness of the support services available to senior citizens, their friends, family, carers and the parish community. It will be open between 11am and 3 pm.
This roadshow follows on from the success of a similar one staged in St Martin in May, when at least 10 island care organisations ‘showcased’ their products to people who dropped in. A further event is planned in St Lawrence on 9 August, who also have a community support team.
The day will provide information and a chance to ask questions about what is on offer in the Island as well as hopefully gain some feed back from those who the services are designed to reach and specifically the needs and wants of St Clement parishioners.
Islanders who attend the event also have the opportunity to ask about the ongoing public consultation about the future of health and social care in Jersey. Copies of the Green Paper, which is called “Caring for Each Other, Caring for Ourselves” will be available, with representatives from Health and Social Services on hand to answer questions.
Chris Le Cornu of the St Clement support team said: “Everyone is welcome at the event whether the interest is for you, a family member or merely to understand more about what is on offer. The St Clement community support team look forward to welcoming everyone to this parish event.”
Kate Cadigan, of the Ambulance Service added: “It is anticipated that there will be around 15 agencies present on the day including representatives from Family Nursing and Home Care, Community Alarms, St John Ambulance ‘Caring for the Carers’, Health Promotion, who have an Island walks scheme’ and the Alzheimer's Association. The Ambulance Service will be offering free blood pressure checks and a pharmacist will be present to answer questions on medications.
“As this is only the second event of what will hopefully be a long term project, we are very keen for your feedback on what you feel has been useful and what else you would like to see included in the future. We very much hope that Islanders will support this event.”