South Essex Homes hosts disability Information day
South Essex Homes are hosting an information day to raise awareness of the services available to residents with disabilities.
The day is aimed towards those residents with a disability, or a carer of someone with a disability or a parent or child with a disability.
There will be key speakers and information stands from the following public and voluntary organisations:
- Southend Blind Welfare
- Southend Carers Forum
- Supporting People
- Aids and Adaptations
- South Essex Homes Resident Involvement
- Family Mosaic
- The Pension Service
- Macmillan Welfare
- Citizens Advice Bureau
- Southend Borough Council Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Team
- Southend Borough Council Children with Disabilities Team
- Southend Borough Council Physical/Sensory Team
- South East Essex Primary Care Trust
- Job Centre Plus
Minal Joshi, Equality and Diversity Project Manager said
“South Essex Homes have recently completed 85% information on our residents profile and have found that 29.7% of residents have a disability.
Through various consultations with residents we have found there are frequently asked questions about services that are available to residents, benefit entitlements, adaptations to properties etc and we felt the need for this information workshop.”
There will also be a presentation by Phil Lyons Chair of the South Essex Homes Board.
The event will be held on Wednesday 29th October 2008 from 10.00am -13.00pm at SAVS, Alexandra Street, Southend on Sea.