Local parents, families and carers are being invited to come along to a ‘local services road show’ this autumn to help them make sure they are making the most of their local services. The events will take place at Chase Terrace Technology College on Monday 17 October between 3.30pm and 6pm, and Scotch Orchard Primary School in Lichfield on Wednesday 19 October between 3.30pm and 6pm.
Event organiser and Supporting Families project manager at Lichfield District Council, Kerry Crowley, explained: “From free home-fire risk checks to low-cost activities for children, through to debt advice, there’s loads of services available to local families. We’re running the road shows in partnership with agencies across the district to make sure people know about the help that’s on offer to them, and how to make the most of it.”
The events will also be a great opportunity for people to find out about how they can get more involved in their communities, from volunteering through to giving their views on local issues. The services on show at the events will include the Fire & Rescue Service, Police, Bromford Living, Families First, local nurseries, health visitors, Lichfield and District Community & Voluntary Sector Support, Staffordshire’s young people’s service and more. There will also be refreshments and activities for kids.
Cllr Mike Wilcox, Leader of Lichfield District Council and Chair of the Lichfield District Strategic Partnership: “Sometimes it’s hard to know what services are out there. We’re keen to make sure as many people as possible know how to get the help they need locally, as well as how to give their views on local issues. We’ve also arranged the events after the end of the school day, when lots of parents and families will be available and also put on some kids’ activities, so the whole family will enjoy coming along.”
To find out more about the events, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/localservicesroadshow