Event aims to ‘make life better’ for local people

editorial image

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, in partnership with the South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust, is holding a health event at Lagan Valley Island.

The event, ‘Making Life Better - Real Change for Real People’ will take place on Friday 3rd June, from 10am to 2pm and the public are encouraged to attend.

The event not only continues the ongoing partnership between the Council and the Trust, but highlights three ‘themes’, which have been identified as important in relation to the “health and wellbeing” of the local population.

The themes are; ‘carers’ and the important role they play within the care environment, ‘self-directed support’ and the potential this gives an individual to put together their own “care package” and, finally, ‘the uptake of benefits’ which continues to be of importance to many individuals and families.

Councillor Margaret Tolerton, Chair of the Heart City Steering Working Group, is calling for all residents to utilise this event as a way to enhance quality of life.

She said: “The Council has been working with the local Trust on similar events for a number of years now. All of which have been focused on practical matters that impact upon local residents.

“This event continues that approach, which has proven to be very successful and the outcomes of which have brought practical benefits to many individuals and families.

“The provision of timely information through our exhibiting organisations is also beneficial and those attending continually remark on how positive and useful they’ve found the events.”

In addition to the various speakers there will also be an exhibition of invited organisations who provide services relevant to the chosen themes.

By following such a format this will give an opportunity for both service providers and service users to come together to engage on these important themes.

To register your interest in attending, please contact Stephen Malcolm at Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council on 028 9250 9491 or email stephen.malcolm@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk or contact Gabrielle O’Neill (SEHSCT) on 028 9250 1377 or email gabrielle.oneill@setrust.hscni.net