MP’s first Pensioners Information and Advice Fayre in Finchley proves popular

Local MP, Mike Freer, today held his first ever Pensioners Information and Advice at St Paul’s Finchley church. The event, to which older residents were invited, brought together over twenty local and national organisations, including charities, social clubs, the police, fire brigade and local authority services.

Commenting, Mike said, “Young people going to university have freshers’ fayres and those looking for work have jobs fayres. I wanted to offer my older constituents a similar opportunity as they may not be fully aware of all the information and support that is available from a wide range of organisations.

“Some older people who contact me for assistance have reached a crisis point and often were unaware of the wide range of support that can be found. I am pleased that is has been a big success and it has been really good to see so many people come through the doors and talk with the stall holders.”

Mike will run a similar event for older residents of Golders Green in May.

The organisations that were represented were:

  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Jewish Care
  • Carers Trust
  • AgeUK Barnet
  • Dementia UK
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Stroke Association
  • Barnet Borough Sight Impared
  • The Finchley Charities
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • London Fire Brigade
  • Metropolitan Police
  • U3A
  • Barnet Seniors’ Association
  • Finchley Bowls & Croquet
  • Etchingham Bowls Club
  • Memory Lane Singing Club
  • Grenwich Leisure Limited
  • Citizens Advice Barnet
  • Barnet Council Environmental Health
  • Argenti
  • Community Barnet
  • Barnet Homes