Local MP Alan Mak has encouraged residents to attend his sixth annual Community Information Fair which is returning next month on Hayling Island.
The popular event regularly attracts more than 1,000 visitors and will be returning to the Hayling Island Community Centre from 10am to 2pm on Friday 8 October.
This year it is expected to feature around 40 exhibitors – those confirmed as attending include Age UK, Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire County Council, Havant Borough Council, Hayling Island Choir, Emsworth Horticultural Society and SSAFA.
Alan said: “After having to host the event virtually last year due to Coronavirus, I’m delighted my Fair is returning to the Hayling Island Community Centre. It should be a great day showcasing the very best of what is on offer for residents in the community while also signposting essential services.
“So whether you are interested in joining a club or would like to find out more about what support is available in the community, I encourage you to come along.”
As with previous years there will be a chance for residents to become a Dementia Friend, with a session being run by Dementia Friendly Havant at 11am inside the Community Centre. Becoming a Dementia Friend helps people to understand what it is like to live with dementia, and encourages them to consider ways in which they might be able to be more supportive and inclusive.
Alan added: “There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK today - a number that is only set to rise. Therefore I believe that increasing public awareness and understanding of dementia among the wider public is vital to ensure that people are supported to live well with the condition. People of any age can become a Dementia Friend and I hope residents can take advantage of the session on the day.”
There is still space for exhibitors, if you are interested in exhibiting, email email@example.com