This free fair took place on Tuesday 3 July 2018, and was organised by the Council’s Adult Social Services Department. It was specifically for adults who have or are looking for care and support in the borough, and other local residents aged 55 and over.
More than 180 people came along to find out about support available in Wandsworth that champions independent living.
Over 40 local services and organisations had stalls at the event, including the Share Community, Battersea Thrive, Generate, London Fire Brigade and local NHS services.
There was also a full programme of talks and demonstrations, including:
Wandsworth Police, who gave a talk on keeping safe
DORCAS who demonstrated healthy juice making
Fitness taster sessions from the Council’s leisure contractors Enable
Boxing from Carney’s Community
An art workshop with Creative Minds
Sign language sessions from Deaf First
Councillor Paul Ellis, the Council’s Health and Social Care spokesman, said: “This was a very successful event, and we’re delighted it was well attended and so many organisations came along. We hope that the day will give residents the information they need to stay healthy and independent.”
If you attended, thank you for coming. To those who filled in evaluation forms in the hope of winning a Fortnum & Mason Hamper or a ticket to Battersea Park Children’s Zoo, congratulations to the lucky winners!
Looking for support?
If you were unable to attend the Brighter Living Fair, you can search our website for local social care services: