Friday 11th March 2016,
LENHAM COMMUNITY CENTRE

Groom Way, Lenham, Maidstone, KentME17 2QT

How many times do you say - I don't know what to do, who to ask or where to go for information?  Do you often say I feel lost and don't know who to turn to?  Why not come and see us at the Lenham Community Centre, Groom Way, Lenham, Maidstone, Kent on11th March 2016 to see if any of these questions can be answered or just pop in for a cup of tea and slice of cake and say hello!

 

We are pleased to announce our Lenham event for our Wrinkly Roadshow Tour 2016 will be held at the:

 

Lenham Community Centre, Groom Way, Lenham, Maidstone, KentME17 2QT

 

How to get to our event 

 

By Car

 

At M20 Junction 8 take the A20 exit to Ashford/Maidstone then turn off the roundabout at the exit signposted Ashford A20. At the next two roundabouts continue straight across onto A20 Ashford Road. Travel along the A20 through Harrietsham until signposts Lenham village. Turn right into centre of  the village. At crossroads in the village head straight ahead on Old Ashford Road past the church. Continue out of the village approximately 300 yards turn left into Groom Way. There is car park in front of the community centre.

 

By Bus

 

Click link to bus timetable for Stagecoach:

 

Route 10 Maidstone - Folkestone - Maidstone

 

 

By Train

 

The nearest train station is Lenham

 

Exhibitors

For More Information just click on their logo

Argo Life & Legacy
Legal Advice

Serving the whole of Kent and surrounding areas, Argo Life & Legacy provides advice, guidance and support to help you plan for the future whilst dealing with the present.

We want to help you achieve your wishes, lighten the stress and strain that comes with age, affluence or ill health, so that You can focus on You.

Because your life and the people in it are so important, we want you to feel at ease when talking to us. This is why we encourage you to phone Argo Life & Legacy for an informal chat before taking things any further. We really won’t mind.

We seek to understand and support you, so that you have the confidence of knowing that we will always be there to help, no matter what. Your needs are our priority which is why we offer to visit you at your convenience.

We are different, because we value the relationships we build rather than the number of clients that we have.

Kent Electronic Services
Computer Advice

Kent Electronic Services has been trading for over 20 Years in Maidstone.

 

We are a small local company and have a long term relationships with our customers.

 

We provide a wide range of IT Support and installation services to Business and Home users in Kent.

 

We will help in any way we can to get you equipment working again.

 

After 13 years at our old location in Acorn business centre, Milton Street Maidstone we moved in December 2013 to East Farleigh our current address.

 

Please take the time to have a look at our web site and see what we can do for you.

Euromobility
Independent living Equipment

We believe that independence is key to quality of life, leading a fulfilling life after accident, illness, injury or simply because we’re getting older. Independence ranges from mobility equipment such as mobility

scooters and wheelchairs for both outdoor and indoor use, right through to specialist re enabling equipment, to assist with everyday life

 

It’s often the simple things that make a difference, such as hand rails for stability or kitchen equipment specifically designed for ease of us.

 

We have quality equipment from leading manufacturers, including Pride Mobility and Rascal Scooters, both being specialists in mobility scooters at affordable prices.

 

One of the few NHS and Local Authority approved suppliers of re enabling equipment, we can provide a wide range of products which can improve independence and/or assist with rehabilitation, these products include beds, bathing equipment, walkers, rise & recline chairs, lifts,hoists and many smaller daily living equipment such as cutlery, kettles, plugs and dressing aids which make life with a disability just that little bit easier.

Healthwatch Kent
Social Care Champions

Healthwatch Kent is an independent organisation set up to champion the views of patients and social care users across Kent. We work to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow.

Oakhouse Foods
Home Meals Provider

From our office in East Peckham Oakhouse Foods has become one of the county’s favourite ready meal services. We’ve been delivering our delicious food to customers across Kent for the last 15 years.

 

Our customers tell us it’s our food and our caring delivery service that makes us different and we pride ourselves on the quality of every dish we make. Each one is traditionally prepared from the best ingredients and quick frozen to lock in the goodness and flavour, so you can simply heat it in the oven or microwave when you’re ready. Over the years we’ve developed our range to meet the varied needs of our customers too, and as well as dishes for a number of dietary needs you’ll also find a great choice of Mini Mealsfor those with a smaller appetite. 

 

Our huge choice of dishes means you can enjoy great tasting ready meals at home without all the hard work - just take your pick from over 300 delicious recipes and we’ll deliver straight to your door

Citizens Advice
Maidstone Office

Citizens Advice Maidstone is a registered charity which provides advice on a wide range of issues affecting the people of our community.

 

Citizens Advice is the countrywide parent charity. It provides and updates the comprehensive information base that is used by all advisers.

 

Our team of trained experienced staff, most of them volunteers, advise, assist and negotiate on behalf of all those seeking help to resolve their problems.

 

The service also collects evidence of injustice (Research and Campaigns) which is used to influence national legislation and local policies.

Beanstalk
Literacy Support Charity

Beanstalk recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide one-to-one literacy support in primary schools to children who have fallen behind with their reading. 
 

Beanstalk trained reading helpers transform the lives of the children they support, turning them into confident, passionate and able readers.

 

Becoming a Beanstalk trained reading helper is also a great voluntary experience. You will: 

  • Have the opportunity to develop and use your skills to help children in your local community

  • Get the chance to make new friends and share experiences with other volunteers

  • Receive training and ongoing support 

  • Have access to books, games and activities to use in your sessions

  • Have your travel expenses will be covered

Cilk
Independent Living

CiLK exists to help its members, and others who share its philosophy, to be self-advocates, to take control and have real choice over how they live their lives.

 

The Centre for Independent Living Kent (CiLK) is an independent organisation run, controlled and managed by disabled people. Supporting disabled people in Kent and Medway to have choice and control, to live an independent life

 

We can support you with: peer support, advocacy, disability equality training, information about independent living and using Direct Payments. We also organise outreach programmes and Personal Assistant user groups.

 

Information is vital to anyone who wishes to live independently. We don’t have the answer to every issue, but we do have information that covers many aspects of independent living and a network with other advice and support services.

 

Home Instead Senior Care Maidstone
Home Instead - Maidstone
Elderly Care & Support

“At Home Instead Senior Care our passion is to provide our clients with the highest quality, most responsive, creative and genuinely caring home care service possible, we pride ourselves on best supporting our clients and their loved ones with our unique companionship based service, only by truly getting to know our clients with a regular, consistent and well motivated CAREGiver can we ensure the best outcomes for our clients and their families. From help with housework and shopping, bathing or companionship even to taking our clients on holiday! Whatever our clients need to be happy, independent and fulfilled we will do our utmost to achieve".

Chosen With Care
Independent Care Home advisers

Chosen With Care are passionate about raising standards in the care home sector to make later-life living as fulsome as it should be.

 

Raising expectations: We work with self-funding individuals and their relatives to help them find their best-fit care home, guiding them through the options to give them confidence to ask for – and expect – the best.

 

Improving delivery: We also advise motivated care home owners to help them provide the best quality care possible. Our advice is always objective and independent – we don’t take a fee for it – but provide it as part of our drive to support our self-funding clients by improving the industry, permanently.

Kent Fire & Rescue
Community Safety Team

We want to make sure all homes in Kent and Medway are fire safe - and have smoke alarms as it's the best protection you can have against fire. That's why we offer free safety advice and services to everyone.

 

Come Along and speak to one of our home safety advisors today who can arrange a free home fire safety visit

 

There is a lot you can do to keep yourself (and your loved ones) safe. Depending on your lifestyle and where you live, you may be at greater risk than others, so make sure you're aware of the dangers.

Kent County Council
Community Wardens

Our community wardens are out between 7.30am and 10pm every day in 128 Kent communities. 

They:

  • can tackle low-level crime and antisocial behaviour (such as graffiti, littering, fly tipping and vandalism)

  • can take names and addresses and control traffic

  • are a reassuring uniformed presence

  • are fully trained to the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme before starting their work

  • encourage communities to work together and make things better for everyone

  • work closely with Kent Police and other professional authorities

  • talk with local people, offering information and advice

  • take part in local community activities

Tarvos Wealth
Financial Planning Advice

At Tarvos Wealth we pride ourselves on providing financial planning expertise in an approachable yet professional way.

Tarvos Wealth has provided financial planning advice to the clients of solicitors and accountants for many years including exclusive financial advice to clients of a leading Kent law firm. We understand the level of service and attention clients expect from a trusted adviser.

 

We are proud of our heritage, after 22 years, Tarvos Wealth’s expertise in working with professionals, particularly lawyers, is second to none in the Kent area.

 

As a firm of Independent Financial Advisers, we at Tarvos Wealth fiercely champion the concept that professional advisers of all kinds including lawyers and accountants should offer independent advice to their clients, including financial advice.This is the only way that professional advisers can be sure that advice is both unbiased and suitable.

 

Whether you are a professional adviser, an individual or a business, at Tarvos Wealth we have the expertise and skills to provide you with financial solutions to meet your needs.

Kent Police
Community Support Unit

Kent Police mobile station vans stop at Isolated locations for an hour each visit to enable residents to drop by and speak to a PCSO about any policing concerns or local issues. 

 

Kent Police have kindly provided a contact point for the Lenham roadshow giving residents more time to speak to the local policing team, 

 

All information is important no matter how small you think it is it may link to another issue officers are investigating

 

So come along and have a chat with the team 

 

 

Golding Homes
Social Housing

We deliver high quality affordable homes and services in and around the Maidstone, Ashford, Medway, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge & Malling areas. Established in 2004,

 

We have invested over £100m in regenerating our homes and estates and have built over 1000 affordable new homes for local people. 

 

We work hard at developing sustainable communities and making a real difference to the quality of life of our residents.

Click Singles
Relationship Events

We offer dating services for clients who want a serious relationship, as well as, a full range of events for single people who want to meet like minded friends and enjoy the company of others who have a similar lifestyle.

 

For Single People this is simply a fun night out where they could easily meet the person for a life time romance and relationship. Speed Dating in Kent is for all ages and Click Singles arranges events for mature dating 50+ 

 

Walks in Kent are exhilarating and fun, plus a great way to spend a Sunday. Click Singles has walks in Kent every Sunday for its members. Weekends are often difficult to fill when you live alone and are single. Singles walks in Kent provide an easy, friendly way for single people to spend their Sunday. Last year alone 10 single people met their perfect partner whilst on a walk in Kent with Click Singles

Involve Kent
Health/Care Support

Involve Kent, formerly known as Voluntary Action Maidstone. We are a charity working at the heart of the community in Maidstone and beyond offering a range of services to enhance the quality of life for local people.

 

Our approach is to empower and enable people, working in partnership and developing services in response to need.

 

Our passion for volunteering comes from 40 years of experience in recruiting and supporting volunteers. We also support other non profit organisations to grow and develop, maximising the impact of the voluntary and community sector in Kent