The Thurrock Coalition Independent Living Event was the result of 3 months planning, consultation and co-ordination between individuals and groups throughout the Coalition networks across Thurrock. The event planning was spearheaded and co-ordinated by Thurrock Coalition with support from the Coalition partners, namely Thurrock Centre for Independent Living (TCIL), Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions (TLS), Thurrock Mind and Thurrock Diversity Network (TDN).
The event itself comprised of 23 stallholders and attracted over 160 individuals, representatives, groups, organisations and companies on the day and provided an excellent opportunity for awareness raising, information sharing and networking for all attendees. It is hoped that such links will strengthen the foundations of the sector and provide a basis for similar public events in the future.
The purpose of the event was to provide a platform for Advice, information and guidance for disabled people, older people and carers, living in Thurrock. In particular to showcase the range of information, support services, products, ideas and innovation that is available to support independent living in the borough.
The Event Report is available here