A day full of help­ful in­for­ma­tion

The Leader (Nelson) - - WHAT’S ON -

Nel­son Po­lice and Te Korowai Trust are hold­ing a com­mu­nity in­for­ma­tion day where peo­ple can get ac­cess to health, so­cial sup­port and road safety ser­vices.

The free event is tak­ing place at An­nes­brook Church to make peo­ple aware of the ser­vices and sup­port avail­able in the com­mu­nity.

Se­nior sergeant Grant An­drews said the open day was an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple no mat­ter their age to learn about things that could ben­e­fit them and make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence to their daily lives.

‘‘We are here to help along with our com­mu­nity part­ners to pro­vide as­sis­tance on the day.’’

Te Korowai’s Betty Soane said the event was open to every­one.

‘‘Not every­one knows where to go for help, so we hope this is a step­ping stone for them to seek sup­port.’’

Po­lice, Ride to Live and ACC Ride For­ever pro­gramme pre­sen­ters, along with driv­ing in­struc­tor Kevin Ban­nan will be there to ex­plain where to go for driver and rider train­ing and how the grad­u­ated li­cence sys­tem works, in­clud­ing how to avoid get­ting fines, de­merit points and what to do to get your li­cence back.

Age Con­cern will con­duct checks for the el­derly to en­sure their ve­hi­cles are set up cor­rectly for them to drive safely. Book­ings can be made through Age Con­cern on 544 7624 or turn up on the day.

Plun­ket will demon­strate a drive­way safety kit de­signed to prevent chil­dren be­ing in­jured by re­vers­ing ve­hi­cles, while Te Korowai staff will out­line their car seat for hire scheme and ex­plain the im­por­tance of bud­get­ing for things like ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tion, war­rant of fit­ness, run­ning costs and in­sur­ance.

Nel­son Tech­ni­cal In­sti­tute staff will ex­plain the em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties aris­ing from ob­tain­ing, for ex­am­ple, their HT li­cences and the cour­ses avail- able to do the train­ing.

There will be a heavy truck present to demon­strate what is re­quired on the day.

Work­star staff will be present of­fer­ing em­ploy­ment sup­port ser­vices for peo­ple with bar­ri­ers to em­ploy­ment.

They may also be able to as­sist with fund­ing for peo­ple to ob­tain heavy trade li­cences and se­cu­rity guard li­cences for ex­am­ple.

Neigh­bour­hood Sup­port will pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on how to make your home and neigh­bour­hood a safer place.

Youth Ser­vice Tas­man­Nel­son will be present to pro­vide a free ser­vice for 16 and 17 year olds.

Nel­son nurses com­plete with a new field emer­gency tent will be on hand to con­duct free ba­sic health tests, in­clud­ing blood pres­sure checks.

There will be ad­vice and as­sis­tance on do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, healthy cook­ing and nu­tri­tion and the ben­e­fits of ex­er­cise.

Com­mu­nity In­for­ma­tion Day at An­nes­brook Church Hall on Saxton Road in Stoke on Septem­ber 21 from 10am to 2pm. Ad­mis­sion, ser­vices and food is free.


Te Korowai Trust man­ager and staff, Chrissy Ran­dall, back left, Betty Soane and Kiri Self with Su­per­gran Shirley Good­man in the fore­ground.

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