Friday Cafe focuses on diabetes

 

Many local residents turned out for the latest Friday Cafe at St David’s Church in Childwall on Friday 2nd June 2017 to find out more about diabetes.

Organised in association with Diabetes UK, attendees got the chance to find out their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and receive any necessary support to reduce their risk.

They were also offered the opportunity to get involved in their local community, ask any questions they may have and talk to others living with the condition.

The Liverpool Diabetes Partnership were present to offer their expertise and there was lots of information for people to take away with them.

Local Councillor Jeremy Wolfson said: “The whole idea of the Friday Cafe is to create a regular event where people can come along and find out more about issues that may affect them or people they know. It was good to see such a great turnout from the local community and I know they found it useful. I’d like to thank Diabetes UK for their support in putting it on.”

Jessica Graham, Diabetes UK Volunteer Coordinator for the North West said: “With over 25,000 people diagnosed with diabetes in Liverpool, the diabetes café was a great opportunity for us to reach out to people living with the condition, to offer support, information and connect with the local community.”

The Friday Café was set up using some of the Mayoral Neighbourhood Fund allocation for Childwall Councillors Frank Hont, Liz Parsons and Jeremy Wolfson. It has run successfully for more than three years and introduced a monthly community event on the first Friday of each month.

Pictured are Childwall Councillors Frank Hont and Jeremy Wolfson, local residents and representatives from Diabetes UK and Synexus.