Posted on Wednesday 30 October 2019 by Shelter NI
Shelter NI would like to invite you and your colleagues to attend our Seminar and Launch event on 22nd November 2019 at the Strabane Enterprise Centre. There is no charge for the event and refreshments will be provided.
The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded funding to our Project GABLE's Helping Hands Service operating in Derry and Strabane. Our fantastic handymen support older and disabled people living in the private sector, carrying out repairs, maintenance and minor adaptations such as hand and grabrail installations, essential to keeping safe and secure within their own homes.
This funding is enabling us to expand to keep up with increasing needs in the north west, allowing us to reach more people who really need our help, and we are delighted to be launching our transformed Helping Hands Service.
To mark this occasion we are presenting a seminar 'Safe at Home: Independent Living Solutions', to showcase the fantastic work being done to support older and disabled people to maintain their safety and independence at home, and to explore future solutions in our workshop session. We have a brilliant line up of speakers presenting (detailed below).
We hope you will be able to join us on this occasion to raise awareness of the importance of independent living solutions and to celebrate some of the work being done in the sector. Please do pass this invitation on to any of your colleagues who may also be interested in attending.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th November.
Safe at Home: Independent Living Solutions
Helping Hands Launch
Seminar Session 1
09.00-09.30 Registration and Refreshments
09.30-09.45 Open and Welcome- Ray Cashell, Chair of Shelter NI
09.45-10.00 Introduction- Tony McQuillan, Director of Shelter NI
10.00-10.15 Adaptations without Delay- Shane Elliott, NHSCT Head of Occupational Therapy Services
10.15-10.30 Introducing Helping Hands and National Lottery Community Funding- Amanda Doherty, Head of Communications and Engagement NLCF
10.30-10.45 Helping Hands- Stella LePoidevin, GABLE Home Improvement Agency
Seminar Session 2
11.15-11.30 Service User Stories
11.30-12.00 Homeshare NI- Frank Johnston, Shared Lives Plus
12.00-12.30 Workshop: How housing services contribute to maintaining resilience for older and disabled people
12.30-13.00: Lunch and Close