Local Older Person’s Advocacy Charity Celebrates Coming of Age in Style (Southport)

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Local Older Person’s Advocacy Charity Celebrates Coming of Age in Style

On 8th April 2014 Sefton Pensioners’ Advocacy Centre (SPAC) celebrated 18 years of supporting Older People in Sefton by moving to a new office on the 4th Floor at the Shakespeare Centre in Southport. This is the first time the Charity has had its own office space having previously shared with Sefton CVS.

Sefton Mayor Maureen Fearn official opened the new office and SPAC invited many of their partners and other professionals from the Sefton area to mark this day.

SPAC was set up in April 1996 by a group of older people who recognised that people of their age were being marginalised and not listened to, one of the founder members of the Charity Sheila Murray was there to celebrate with them by cutting the cake. Sheila said “It’s amazing to see how far SPAC has come in the last 18 years. I am so proud that something I was involved with has been able to do so much for older people in the area.

Each year the Charity helps over 450 older people in Sefton by Advocating for them to make sure they understand their rights, their views and wishes respected and their voice is heard.

As well as its Shakespeare Centre base, SPAC has recently opened a satellite office in Litherland at the Linacre Mission to make the service more accessible to older people in South Sefton

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