Hundreds flock to wildlife park
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South Anglia residents' away day
Over 500 residents enjoyed the exotic surroundings of Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne as part of the annual away day for residents of South Anglia Housing, part of Circle Housing Group.
As well as meeting some of the 400 different animals at the park, last Thursday residents enjoyed a BBQ, games, healthy eating activities and a raffle.
The away day not only brings communities together, but also gives people an opportunity to find out more about the servicesSouth Angliahas to offer. Managing Director Tracy White went along to talk to residents about their views on the current servicesSouth Angliaprovides.
Given the upcoming changes to the welfare system, the theme of this year’s away day was financial inclusion. Members of theSouth Angliateam were on hand with money management advice alongside other local organisations such as Herts and Essex Savers credit unions, Hertfordshire Councils’ Money Advice Unit and Citizens Advice Bureau.
South Anglia resident Kerry Fitzgerald, from Harlow, said: “I enjoyed the whole experience, both the park and finding out more aboutSouth Angliaand other agencies.”
Caroline Kaldani, Assistant Director at South Anglia said: “We’re delighted to have hosted another successful residents’ away day and that so many people had a good time. Most importantly though, we were able to make residents more aware of the help they can access around welfare reform and money management.”
Residents who are concerned about their finances can contact South Anglia on 0845 600 1543.