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Surrey Fair 2015

‘Surrey Independent Living Fair’ inspires disabled and older people (June 2015)

Surrey Independent Living Council (SILC) welcomed over 1,000 people to the Surrey Independent Living Fair on Thursday 25 June 2015 at Epsom Downs Racecourse. This event showcased the diverse variety of care, support, employment and leisure opportunities and choices now available to disabled adults, children, older people and carers in the county.

Surrey Fair 2015

Held across three floors, visitors were able to get information from 75 exhibitors and attend a selection of interesting workshops, covering areas such as the Care Act, Personal Health Budgets and how to avoid scams.

There were also more than 40 exciting sports and leisure activities to take part in, with no experience necessary. People could try out anything from gardening to gymnastics, and had the chance to hear live music, watch drama productions, relax in the Surrey Choices sensory room and much more.

Surrey Fair 2015

Out of the attendees surveyed at the Surrey Independent Living Fair, 63% of them rated the fair as excellent and 35% as good. Visitors commented on the ‘very good range of well-presented and relevant services, with the opportunity to meet new contacts.’

Surrey Fair 2015

Richard Davy, Chief Executive of SILC, said: “We are delighted with the response we have received to the Surrey Independent Living Fair. The event gave disabled adults and children and older people an excellent opportunity to find out what is available to support them to lead an independent life and we hope to be able to run a similar event next year.”

Surrey Fair 2015

Surrey Fair 2015

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