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Get Clued Up about issues affecting people with disabilities

People with disabilities, carers and professionals are invited to get Clued Up about issues relevant to them.

The City of Wolverhampton Council is holding a second Clued Up event next month, highlighting the wide range of help and support available in Wolverhampton for people with disabilities, and discussing the key issues which impact on their lives on a daily basis.

Experts will be on hand to talk about how people can stay healthy and independent, and showcase services which are available to prevent, reduce and delay the need for care and support wherever possible.

There will also be a number of activities and workshops where people can enjoy holistic therapies, gym taster sessions and seated exercise, while health trainers will be on hand to check people's blood pressure, BMI, diabetes and cholesterol levels.

Members of the council's Welfare Rights Team will also be available to make sure people are claiming all the benefits they are entitled to, and there will be guided tours of the new website, Wolverhampton Information Network which showcases health and social care support available locally.

In addition, visitors will have the chance to speak to representatives from local organisations including the council, the Carer Support Team, Changing Our Lives, Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust, Heantun Housing, Wolverhampton Homes, Wolverhampton City Credit Union, Telecare, the Voluntary Sector Council, Access to Business and Enable.

Councillor Elias Mattu, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adults, said: "Clued Up is an opportunity for people with a disability, their carers and social care professionals to find out more about some of the key issues affecting them, and also discover some of the help and support services which are available in Wolverhampton to improve their health and wellbeing.

"Our first Clued Up session, which was held in July, was very successful and I am sure this second session will be equally useful."

Clued Up takes place at The Bob Jones Community Hub, formerly known as Blakenhall Community and Healthy Living Centre, on Bromley Street, Blakenhall, on Tuesday 24 November, 2015, between 10am and 3pm. For more details, and to book a place, please call 01902 551040.

  • released: Thursday 29 October, 2015