Cold weather can be seriously bad for your health. Which is why it’s important to look after yourself and your family as temperatures begin to drop.
There is a lot we can all do to plan ahead, care for ourselves and our loved ones and seek appropriate advice and treatment at the right time.
With this in mind Community360 is launching its Winter Resilience Programme on November 6th with a Road Show at The Witham Hub in Newland Street, Witham.
Members of the public are invited to drop in for an informal chat, a cup of tea and learn about what is on offer over the coming winter period. Several volunteer groups, local health & wellbeing services and other social groups will be in attendance to give out information and advice.
During the Road Show there will be winter bags which will contain items such as vacuum flasks, hot water bottles, gloves, hats plus other useful keeping warm aids.
This is the third winter that Community360 have operated their Winter Resilience programme and the number of people it has helped has increased every year.
Tracy Rudling, C.E.O. of Community360 said “We are delighted to be initiating and supporting the Winter Resilience Programme once again.”
She added: “We want to keep our communities fit and well and ensure that no one is at a disadvantage over winter, but for it to be a success we also need the public’s help too!
Everyone can play their part by making sure they follow health advice: by looking out for your neighbours who may be lonely or vulnerable, getting that flu jab and using your local pharmacist as the first port of call when you feel unwell, you can make sure that urgent care is provided to the right people swiftly and effectively.
By working collaboratively this winter we hope that everyone stays warm, safe and well and has access to appropriate support, care and advise.”
This year’s winter packs are being sponsored by Lansec, Braintree Village, who are providing bags full of winter goodies.
Josef O’Sullivan, Centre Manager at Braintree Village, said: “Community360’s Winter Resilience project is vital in supporting vulnerable people in our community during the colder months. We are passionate about championing local causes that work to improve the lives of local residents, so we’re delighted to be providing 100 bags filled with winter necessities and wellness packs as part of the project.”
Community360, supported by Essex County Council, is also issuing bursaries to enable community groups to take part in winter resilience initiatives to help the community. If any organisation would like to apply for up to £100 bursary funding, please contact Community360 on 01376 550507 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos from last year’s events.