Sloppy Slippers campaign comes to Burntwood

Lucie Broad (Community Development Worker for Lichfield District Council) and Cheryl Rice (Partnership Support Officer for Lichfield District Council)

Lucie Broad (Community Development Worker for Lichfield District Council) and Cheryl Rice (Partnership Support Officer for Lichfield District Council)

Older people will be able to access a wealth of information from local agencies at an event in Burntwood.

The event, that takes place at The Scout Hut on Ironstone Road will also feature Sloppy Slippers – 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, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community, said:

“I hope lots of people join us for a cup of coffee, and find the information on offer useful. The event is also a great opportunity to buy a comfortable pair of slipper for just £1.50 – and you never know they could even prevent a nasty trip or fall.”

The event programme on February 16 includes benefits advice at 1.30pm, Fuel Efficiency at 2pm, preventing trips and falls at 2.30pm, community safety advice at 3pm and consumer advice at 3.30pm.

This older people’s event is being funded by Lichfield District Council, HomeZone Living, Staffordshire County Council, Staffordshire Fire Service, Trading Standards’ Watchdog Scheme, South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust, and Councillor Steve Tranter through the Staffordshire Local Community Fund.

For more information, please telephone Lucie Broad, Community Development Worker for Lichfield District Council, on 01543 308218.

The final event in the series of older people’s events is being held at Fazeley Town Hall on March 3 from 10am to 1pm.

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