Sloppy Slippers events scheduled across Lichfield and Burntwood

Dawn Morley, Rosemary Hart and Mavis Harris with their new slippers

Dawn Morley, Rosemary Hart and Mavis Harris with their new slippers

Older people in Lichfield and Burntwood will be able to stay safe and pick up a new pair of slippers at a series of special events this winter.

Lichfield District Council and HomeZone Living, working in partnership with lots of local agencies, launched its first Sloppy Slippers event of the season at Whittington Village Hall as part of the Flu Clinic and older person’s event.

Sloppy Slippers is the campaign that aims to prevent elderly people tripping over their old slippers by replacing them with a brand new pair for just £1.50.

Councillor Helen Fisher, Cabinet Member for Community at Lichfield District Council, said:

“I hope lots of people come along to the series of events for older people as there will be lots of valuable information on offer. They are also a great opportunity to buy a comfortable pair of slippers for just £1.50 – and you never know they could even prevent a nasty trip or fall.”

The events for older people will also feature lots of local agencies, who will be on hand to promote various services and information, such as the Fire Service. They will be handing out cards that have their freephone number – 0800 0241 999 – that anyone can call to book a free home fire risk check.

Sloppy Slippers events will take place at:

  • Lichfield Guildhall – November 11, 10am-1pm.
  • Armitage with Hansacre Village Hall – December 17, 1.30pm-4pm
  • Fazeley Town Hall – January 14, 1pm-4pm
  • Burntwood Scout Hut – February 16, 1pm-4pm

The events are being funded by Lichfield District Council, HomeZone Living and Staffordshire County Council.

For more information, please visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/sloppyslippers or call Lucie Broad, Community Development Worker for Lichfield District Council, on 01543 308218.

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