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Friday, July 28, 2017

Residents are invited to partnership's Community Information Day

West Lancashire residents can learn more about services provided by West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership members (WLCSP) and the voluntary sector at a special event in Skelmersdale.

An Information Day organised by WLCSP takes place at the Concourse Shopping Centre on Thursday 3 August between10am and 3pm.

The ‘Information Day’ aims to enhance working relationships between local residents, the voluntary sector and service providers. The event also aims to increase community confidence, reduce the fear of crime and to provide advice to help improve the health and wellbeing of the community.

Advice and support on a range of issues will be available from a large number of different organisations including key Community Safety Partnership (CSP) agencies and colleagues from the voluntary sector including Lancashire Police, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, The Liberty Centre, West Lancashire CVS, Lancashire County Council Trading Standards and staff from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

West Lancashire Borough Council is also committing support from a number of teams including the Estates Management Team, Financial Inclusion Team, Voids and Allocations Team and the Environmental Enforcement Team.

Dave Tilleray, chairman of the West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership, said: “This is a great opportunity for people from across West Lancashire to meet staff and volunteers from many different organisations to find out about services that are available for them. I hope that many residents will come along on the day to take advantage of this event and if they have questions on local or personal issues concerning them then hopefully they can find someone to help. The Community Safety Partnership are grateful to the Concourse Shopping Centre Management Team for hosting this event.”

The information day demonstrates partnership working at its very best in West Lancashire and involves a much wider level of engagement and support covering more diverse issues with valued representation from the following agencies and organisations:

Young Addaction, Health Watch Lancashire, Active West Lancashire, Age UK Lancashire; The Birchwood Centre; Citizens Advice Lancashire West; Discover Drug and Alcohol Services; Groundwork; Macmillan Information & Support Services; Phoenix Futures (Housing Support); the Personal Support Unit; Princes Trust team; Preston Care and Repair; Skelmersdale Veterans Association; Twinkle House; and Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (Quit Squad and Contraception and Sexual Health Services).

Councillor Kevin Wright, portfolio holder for Health and Community Safety, said: “The Borough and County Councils, and local emergency services and voluntary organisations are here to help local people, so come along and find out what they have to offer.”

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