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Closer to Home event focuses on older community

05 October 2022

​Following the success of the last Closer to Home event focusing on families and children, the Government are delighted to host their next event on Tuesday, 11 October, 11:00-15:00 at Age Concern, Plaisant Place, Val Plaisant, Jersey. 

The event is aimed at over 55’s and carers, to help provide them with access to a number of community and charity sector partners, all in one place. The event will bring together a variety of organisations, where islanders can speak to multiple services. This will include wellbeing support - mental and physical health advice, guidance on benefit entitlements and help with tax related queries. Airtel-Vodafone will also be there giving demonstrations and advice on assisted home living technology. 

Organisations in attendance include: 

  • Adult and Older Adult Mental Health Service 
  • Airtel-Vodafone
  • Call and Check
  • Carers Jersey
  • Caritas Jersey 
  • Citizens Advice Jersey 
  • Dementia Jersey
  • Enable Jersey • EYECAN 
  • Family Mediation Jersey 
  • Headway Brain Injury Charity
  • Jersey Cancer Relief
  • Jersey Library Services 
  • Jersey Women’s Refuge 
  • Mind Jersey
  • Pensions and Care Hub, Customer and Local Services
  • RJ Response

As part of the 100-day actions, The Chief Minister and Minister for Social Security will also be attending from 13:00 - 14:00 to launch the Older Persons Living Forum, which will ensure that the older community are included in the Government decision-making and enable them to have their say on matters that affect them and the Island as a whole.

Deputy Elaine Millar, Minister for Social Security said: “I am delighted we are acting at pace and delivering our next Closer to Home event this month. This is a fantastic opportunity to share the services that are available for our older community and enable them to learn more about these in one place. Along with the Chief Minister, I am also looking forward to providing more details about the Older Persons Living Forum and working together with our older community going forward.”

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