MORE than 250 events or activities took place to mark Care and Support Awareness (CASA) month 2010.
The initiative was intended to support an idea 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. It will be ready for occupation later this year.
Involvement of CDHT in CASA month 2010 began in May and aimed to provide advice for those who needed additional services, who wanted information about what was available to them and who wanted to meet other residents.
Sue Kennaugh from CDHT’s Resident Involvement Team said: “At each event we had a selection of activities, information and advice. All of them were well received this year.
“More than 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.”
John Denny, chief executive of CDHT, added: “CDHT took part in CASA month 2010 to highlight the needs of those people in the communities that we work with.
“By taking part in Care and Support Awareness month our housing association wanted to demonstrate commitment to caring and supporting those who may need some extra help.
“We believe we provided residents with useful information, advice and guidance but also a great environment to spend good time with other residents and colleagues.
“It was fantastic to be able to see so many people enjoying themselves.”