Transform hosts community event in Wokingham

1 May 2014

Wokingham residents found out how to ‘live well and spend less’ at a community event organised by Transform this week.

Transform welcomed over 70 people to the Live Well – Spend Less event, held on Wednesday 30 April at the Bradbury Centre in Wokingham.

Transform’s Wokingham Floating Support team worked in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council and many other local organisations to organise the event, which was opened by Cllr UllaKarin Clark, Mayor of Wokingham Borough.

There were presentations from guest speakers who covered topics including budgeting, saving energy, eating well and preventing food waste. Attendees were also able to meet with representatives from 21 local organisations to find out more about the help on offer, including Citizens Advice Bureau, Healthwatch and Wokingham Foodbank.

The team received very good feedback on the event from attendees, with 100% of people rating the event as good or very good, 86% saying they had learnt something, and 92% saying they would attend a similar event in future.

Carolyn Collyer, Project Manager at Transform Housing & Support, said:

“The Live Well – Spend Less event gave Wokingham residents the opportunity to find out how to save money and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. We hope that our guests benefitted from the support and advice on offer and I would like to thank everyone who came along on the day.

“My thanks extend to all the organisations, guest speakers, stall holders and funders who helped to make the event a great success. In particular we are very grateful to our sponsors Tesco, Martin & Pole estate agents and Barrett & Coe Photography.”

Transform’s Floating Support team in Wokingham helps hundreds of vulnerable people who are at risk of homelessness. Each person receives specialist support from Transform staff to overcome the issues they face and rebuild their lives.

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