A MONTH of activity drew attention to care and support in the community.
More than 250Ševents or activities took place in July to mark Care and Support Awareness (CASA) month 2010.
The idea of CASA month is to promote care, help, advice services and activities provided to members of the community by housing associations such as Chester District and Housing Trust (CDHT).
CDHT arranged a number of events and activities ranging from strawberry tea mornings and afternoons with information and activity stalls to the opening of a new sheltered scheme where residents were invited to tour the construction and inspect progress. Suffolk House will provide 32 city centre apartments near existing CDHT properties beside the canal.
Sue Kennaugh from CDHT’s Resident Involvement Team said: “Over 250 people attended and obtained a lot of useful information on local services and at the same time they had a bit of fun, playing bingo, tombola or having a manicure!
“We were there to listen to residents about their individual needs, giving us a chance to gain their feedback on our services. We shared our revised service standards for housing support that have been developed with residents and asked for their views. We also shared details of all services that may be helpful to them and listened to their thoughts on any other services they may require.”