Fair helps residents to stay happy and well

Thorpe St Andrew wellbeing fair
Local residents enjoy the wellbeing fair

Published: Thursday, 23rd March 2017

Residents of Thorpe St Andrew met with representatives from more than 15 organisations at the Thorpe St Andrew Wellbeing Fair on Wednesday 22 March, hosted by Broadland District Council.

Organisations including Walking for Health, Moneywise Homesafe and Clapham and Collinge Solicitors were alongside council initiatives, including the Handyperson+ Service, the energy advice team and Broadly Active, to provide information to local residents about the support and services available to keep them happy and well.

Some residents, who were eligible for the scheme, were given some top tips and recipes for slow cooking in a free workshop run by Laura Vaughn from local business, ‘Cook From Scratch’.

Slow cooking is an easy and energy efficient way to cook healthy and varied meals and the workshop proved popular with guests. Participants worked together to prepare a dish before tasting a pre-prepared creation. They each took away a free slow cooker and a bag of ingredients to try out their new skills at home.

Cllr John Ward, Chairman of Broadland District Council, attended the event. He said:

“As a council, we aim to achieve good health and wellbeing for our residents. There’s an array of services available to help keep us all happy, well and supported. Events such as the Wellbeing Fair are a great way for residents to find out more about them, I was pleased to see so many people there.”

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