Older Persons Information Fair 2016


Photo: Alan Mak MP with the Emsworth Good Neighbours group, a local voluntary group helping older people

Alan Mak MP held the first ever Havant constituency Older Persons Information & Advice Fair on Friday 14 October at Hayling Island Community Centre, with more than 1,000 people attending.

It brought together a wide range of businesses, government agencies, community groups and charities that work with or serve older people. The free event was open to everyone, including the friends, family, neighbours and carers of older people. A copy of the event brochure can be downloaded below.

Mr Mak described the event as an “overwhelming success” and thanked the more than 35 exhibitors who had stalls at the event.

He said: “The huge turnout shows how many people want to find out more about the excellent services for older people in Havant. I hope residents will have been able to join new groups and find out more information about what can be provided in the community.”

Exhibitors at the event included: 

  • Havant Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
  • Age UK Portsmouth
  • HomeInstead
  • Churchers Bolitho Way Solicitors
  • Department of Work and Pensions
  • NHS - Hayling Surgery - Elms & Waterside practices
  • Trading Standards
  • Hampshire Police - Hayling unit
  • Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service - Havant/Hayling unit
  • Hayling Island First Responders
  • The Bridge Advice Centre
  • Hayling Island Men's Shed
  • U3A (University of the Third Age)
  • Community First
  • Diabetes UK
  • Alzheimers Society
  • The Blue Lamp Trust
  • Hayling Island Voluntary Services
  • Hitting the Cold Spots Advisor
  • Age Concern
  • Rotary Club
  • Sisterly Care
  • Hampshire County Council
  •  Co-op funeralcare
  • 50+ Fun Club at Havant & Waterlooville Leisure Centres
  • Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation
  • Specsavers Havant
  • NHS - SE Hampshire CCG
  • Helping Hands Allcare
  • Hayling, Stroke Association
  • Brendoncare
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Havant Macular Society Support Group
  • Hayling Island Choir
  • Fawnhope Rest Home - Residential Care and Meals Delivery Service
  • Right at Home Havant

Sponsors & Supporters

Alan Mak MP is grateful to the following organisations for their generous support for the Havant Older Persons Information Fair 2016:

Lockheed Martin, AGE UK Portsmouth (working in Havant), Portsmouth News, Postcode Publications, Hayling Islander 


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Alan Mak MP Older Persons Information Fair 2016 - Poster.pdf 2.4 MB
MAK Older Persons Fair programme FINAL.pdf 4.05 MB