Dozens of local residents turned out for the inaugural Love Your Community event in Low Hill this week - and found out about some of the things they could do to improve the quality of their life and the lives of others.

The event, organised by the City of Wolverhampton Council's Community Support Service, took place at Low Hill Community Centre on Tuesday (12 February) and brought together a wide range of local organisations and voluntary and community groups which showcased their services.

Visitors could find out about the help and support available from organisations including the Bushbury Buddies, Memory Matters, Hope Community Project, Wolverhampton Homes, Skills for Life, Step Ahead, Social Prescribing, Revolution, Spurgeons Young Carers and the Volunteer Library Service, as well as the City of Wolverhampton Council's Carer Support Team, the Community Support Service, Headstart Wolverhampton, WV Active and Low Hill Strengthening Families Hub.

Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: "There are some great things happening in our communities, and this inaugural Love Your Community event celebrated them.

"We know that even little things can make a big difference to a person's quality of life, and it was great to be able to showcase the support available to local people in Low Hill from a wide range of voluntary and community groups, as well as highlighting some of the things people can do to help themselves and others."

Many of those in attendance asked for similar events to be held in other parts of the city, and plans are already underway for a second Love Your Community event, this time in the Heath Town area, in the future.

The Community Support Service provides help and support to people to remain independent and improve their wellbeing. To find out more about the team visit Community Support Service, call 01902 553445, e-mail, or follow the team on Twitter, @CommunityOffer.