On Friday (9th September) and Saturday (10th September) the first annual MP’s Health Fairs took place in Helston (Central Methodist Church) and Penzance (Pengarth Day Centre).
I organised these so that anybody who would like to know what is available to them could come along, eat cake, drink tea or coffee and speak to the experts.
A number of organisations were available to speak to and advise how we can save money and keep well this winter.
I invited Electrical Safety First to come and advise on electrical safety in our homes;
Cornwall Energy Plus, who can help with grants for home insulation and explained how a smart meter works;
South West Water were there to help us reduce our water bills;
Cornwall Council and the Fire Brigade were on hand to discuss keeping safe and well during winter;
Reynolds Optician kindly agreed to talk about our eye health and care at Pengarth on Saturday and iSight demonstrated the various aids and devices available to help people with impaired sight around the home and out and about.
Members of the much loved Penwith Living Well team were available to offer advice and support regarding health and social care and NHS Kernow Clinical Commission Group to help with any concerns about managing prescriptions and medicines.
Other organisations were there to help including Disability Cornwall, giving guidance and help for those who have disabilities.
There were held on Friday from 10am at Helston Central Methodist Church and from 10am at Pengarth Day Care Centre in Penzance on Saturday.