Roadshows on how to stay independent

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RETAINING your independence whatever your age will be the focus of a council-backed scheme in Havant.

A series of roadshows will be taking place this summer across the Havant borough to give people information and guidance.

The scheme is aimed at older residents, their carers, friends and relatives, who want to find out more about keeping independent in later life.

The Havant Borough Council trailer will have a team of officers from local authorities and voluntary organisations who want to meet as many people as possible to tell them about the wide range of services and activities available to older people.

Nicki Conyard, community team leader at Havant Borough Council, said: ‘We all know there are challenging times ahead for everyone. This campaign of events is to ensure our local older residents are aware of all the services already available to support them – to remain independent, well and in their own homes now and in the future.’

The first roadshow, focusing on income and fuel, is from 10am to 3pm on Thursday in Waterlooville town centre.