Newspaper reaches all parts of community – and inspires writers

L-R Mark Baker, 33, Beverley Ede, 54, David Gladman, 47, Mick Inkpin, 57, Martin Jay, 42 and (in last two pics) care worker Clark Denecia''The newsletter and current affairs group at Gosport Day Services, in Captains Close, Gosport. PPP-140805-141009001
L-R Mark Baker, 33, Beverley Ede, 54, David Gladman, 47, Mick Inkpin, 57, Martin Jay, 42 and (in last two pics) care worker Clark Denecia''The newsletter and current affairs group at Gosport Day Services, in Captains Close, Gosport. PPP-140805-141009001
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READING a newspaper is a highlight of the week for members of an adult day care service in Gosport.

Members of the current affairs and newsletter-making groups at Gosport Day Services in Captains Close sit down and read The News each week.

The members of Gosport Day Services say reading the paper is important to them as they find out what’s going on in the area.

Mick Inkpin, 57, part of the group, said: ‘If people don’t know what’s happening then they can find out.’

After finding out what’s going on in the local area they talk about it in their discussions group, while another group looks at the paper for inspiration as they produce their own internal newsletter.

And each person in the group has their favourite part of the newspaper – whether it’s the sport pages for Mick or the daily horoscopes for 54-year-old Beverley Ede.

She said: ‘I find it interesting, especially the horoscopes – and I like the pictures of animals in the paper.’

David Gladman, 47, added: ‘It’s very good – it’s interesting to read.’

The group invited The News to the centre after its artwork was covered in the newspaper.

But this time they got a chance to turn the tables and grill The News on how it works.

They asked questions ranging from how the newspaper is laid out each day to who decides what goes in it.

Clark Denecia is a care worker at the service.

He helps run the groups and produce the newsletter.

He said he was pleased the group got the chance to meet a journalist and it will help their newsletter.

He said: ‘All the ideas for the newsletter come from the service users themselves. The last two issues were about retirement but we have other stories in the wings too.’