Mobile Advice Centre.

New Community Outreach Project

Calendar to be confirmed in line with government guidance.

In the meantime to speak to a person about the Mobile Advice Centre call 01772 552850 option 7 or email us at hello@ageconcerncl.org.uk

 

The charity along with its partners – North West utility networks Electricity North West, Cadent, and United Utilities – forged a new and exciting collaborative venture alongside the Preston North End Community and Education Trust to reach and support greater numbers of older people across Lancashire.

The project is unlike any other within the county and will certainly get people talking. In the form of a 7.5 tonne, 56 square meter vehicle, Age Concern Central Lancashire will hit the road to bring information and advice to the masses!

The Mercedes Atego van, secured through a competitive bidding process via Preston City Council, has had a £50,000 refit to convert it into a Mobile Advice Centre, which was paid for by the three utility companies.
And now after months of hard work; the vehicle affectionately nicknamed ‘MAC’ is ready to roll.

Its complete overhaul includes two consultation booths, open space for group activities and talks, air-conditioning and, perhaps most importantly, brew making facilities! In addition, the ‘Mobile Advice Centre’ is a specially designed to be dementia friendly and is accessible for people of any age and ability to get the information and advice they need. All three of the utility networks will also be offering MAC attendees free advice on safety and energy efficiency measures, as well as tips on how to stay safe and warm in their homes.

The vehicle will be used at supermarket car parks, community events both large and small and throughout Lancashire’s towns and villages with a full schedule of locations to be released in due course and once COVID19 restrictions allow. Residents across the county are invited to come and say hello and to ask Age Concern Central Lancashire about support regarding independent living, memory loss and dementia care, benefits advice and legal services such as Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney amongst a myriad of wider themes.

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