Today, Mike held his fifth Over 55s Advice and Information Fayre at Wessex Gardens Primary School, Golders Green, attended by hundreds of local residents, on 25th October 2019. The event, to which older people from across the area were invited, brought together over twenty-five local and national organisations, including charities, social clubs, the Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade and local authority services.
Commenting, Mike said, “The feedback from constituents and exhibitors has been incredibly positive. Many constituents who contact me as their local MP are unaware of the organisations, both local and national, that are available to help and information available to them. It was fantastic to have such a wide variety of stallholders showing fantastic services and the great work they do for our local community. Thank you to all those who attended my Over 55s Advice and Information Fayre and thanks especially Wessex Gardens Primary School, who kindly hosted us.”
Mike intends to another event in the new year and will let residents know once a date and venue has been selected.
The following organisations attended:
Action on Hearing Loss
The largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK
Age UK Barnet
An independent charity that offers support and services to all older people in Barnet. Find out more about us.
Delivers award-winning care technology services
Barnet Borough Sight Impaired
Local voluntary organisation for people who are blind, partially sighted or experiencing problems with sight
Overseeing healthcare in Barnet
Providing social housing and housing assistance for the London Borough of Barnet
Barnet Seniors Association
Providing a voice for Older Residents
BOOST (part of Barnet Group)
BOOST is funded by Barnet Council and helps unemployed residents from Childs Hill, Burnt Oak and the surrounding areas to find work.
Citizens Advice Bureau
Providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice and guidance to people who live, work or study in the London Borough of Barnet.
Supports, promotes and coordinates an effective voluntary and community sector in the London Borough of Barnet to enhance the quality of life for all.
Diabetes UK Barnet
Provides help and support to people living with diabetes in Barnet
Sport and leisure’s leading charitable social enterprise
Jewish Deaf Association
Offers support for everyone who is deaf and hard of hearing - people of all faiths and none
LBB Prevention & Wellbeing
Part of the Social Care Team at London Borough of Barnet
London Fire Brigade
The busiest fire and rescue service in the country and one of the largest in the world.
The local Police Safer Neighbourhoods Team for Golders Green
Leading disability specialist, transforming lives through sustainable employment.
Royal Free Hospital
Offering support and guidance on falls prevention.
Smart Energy GB
The campaign for Smart Meters.
Help in rebuilding lives after a stroke - Information, Advice And Support For You And Your Family.
The Finchley Charities
Providing high quality accommodation in a supportive community environment across three sites in Finchley.
The Reader - Shared Reading
Bringing people together and books to life.
Yoga For All
Offering a variety of yoga-based activities including Chair Yoga and Sensory Yoga