Extra Hands director Hazel Evans at the pop up in King's Lynn town centre. Picture: Ian Burt

The well-being of elderly friends and family, and advice on services to help keep loved ones independent and in their own homes were the main topics of conversation during a high street pop-up event.

Extra Hands, based in Heacham, opened a temporary home in the Vancouver Quarter and highlighted the issue of caring.

Other organisations linked with the care industry shared the space to create a one-stop information centre.

Anita Walter, public relations and marketing director at Extra Hands, was delighted by the steady flow of interested shoppers, and hoped to run a similar event again.

The well-being check-up service offered by Extra Hands, which has been providing care and help for more than 25 years, was also of particular interest.

“We were the first home care provider in the county to offer this service for carers who need to be reassured when they cannot make their usual calls and now this service is in its fifth year and continues to grow in popularity as our pop-up event showed with the amount of people who mentioned it.

“It was really nice to meet so many people and offer them advice and information they may not have been aware of.”

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