Supporting the community.
On the 30th September 2014, The Congleton Partnership invited a range of service providers and organisations with special interest in older and harder to reach residents with a view to pulling together a forum to look at the gaps in provision and tackle ways of improving the needs of this group within the community.
Congleton Wellbeing Fayre
On the 1st of October 2019 we welcomed 50 exhibitors to the town hall to bring together a varity of services, businesses and organations to the general public. It was great to see so many visitors, everyone had a great time! A few pictures below:
Organisations represented at this first meeting were:–
Cheshire Action, Citizens Advice Bureau, Cheshire East Community Services, Shop Mobility, Friends in Retirement, New Life Church, CVS Cheshire East, U3A, Bromley Farm Trust, Carers Trust 4 All and Congleton Partnership. They were later joined by AgeUK Cheshire East, Congleton Disabled Club, Plus Dane, LOL, Disability Together & Team Parish.
The group meets 4 times a year to look at ways of improving social isolation, health & wellbeing and generally support our older residents.
Recent projects have been:-
Annual Health & Wellbeing Fayre
Bob’s blog as a way to communicate with residents
A series of I-Tea and Chat sessions to improve communications and use of technology
The launch of the Dementia Friendly Congleton initiative.