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Choice Unlimited

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Thursday 19 June; 10am-6pm
Epsom Downs Racecourse

Choice Unlimited is an exhibition-style event, designed for disabled people, older people and carers in Surrey, showcasing the diversity of information, services, products, ideas and innovation that is available locally to support independent living.

Surrey Independent Living Council, which is a user-led organisation run by and for disabled people, will be hosting Choice Unlimited.

Entry will be free to visitors. There will be in about 80 exhibitors covering:

• Education, training and employment
• Health
• Transport
• Leisure and wellbeing
• Products and equipment
• Care and support

During the day, workshops will be taking place on a wide range of topics, including how CCGs work, the Care Bill, powers of attorney and the Court of Protection, Surrey County Council’s new Direct Payments card and employing a personal assistant.  Adult Social Care practitioners will be holding drop-in surgery sessions.

A variety of activities and entertainments will be taking place throughout the day, including the highly acclaimed play and debate about dementia, ‘Caring for the Queen of Surrey’. 

Jason Vaughan, Chair of Trustees for Surrey Independent Living Council, says:
‘This is a very exciting opportunity for everyone in Surrey, whoever they may be, to promote independent living – and enjoy a great day out at the same time’.

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council will be there showcasing :

  • Routecall, the transport services provided by the council for those who cannot use public transport
  • The Epsom & Ewell Wellbeing Centre
  • The community alarm and telecare service
  • The over 50’s lunch clubs
  • The Home improvement service.

There is a range of opportunities for organisations to participate in the event, either as exhibitors or sponsors; details are available on request.

For more information, please see the Choice Unlimited website at www.choiceunlimited.co.uk where exhibitors and visitors can book a place or make an enquiry. Or you can telephone 0116 222 5005 for more information or to discuss your needs at the event.

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, Surrey County Council, the NHS, the voluntary sector and private organisations will all be present to explain what services are available to local residents.

The day will also include short workshops covering employing support workers, the new Care Bill, advocacy, understanding CCG's and other topics. There will also be various activities and entertainment throughout the day.

For more information telephone 0116 222 5005, text: 07910 864 594, email: events@choiceunlimited.co.uk visit www.choiceunlimited.co.uk or follow on Twitter @choiceUnLtd

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