Winter Resilience

Winter Resilience

Partnership Working Helps the People of Colchester Stay Safe, Well, Warm and Connected this Winter

Colchester’s strategic partnership, One Colchester continues with its annual Winter Resilience campaign to help those in need stay safe, warm, well and connected this winter.

Thanks to partnership working, funding and community spirit, this project continues to provide advice and support through the One Colchester initiative will be working from the Hub, 4-6 Long Wyre Street, delivering roadshows in the community and distributing winter packs to those affected by the cold weather, including families on low incomes, people living with respiratory conditions and long-term health conditions.

A Winter Resilience Steering Group, chaired by Community360, who co-delivers the project, brings together representatives from the public and voluntary sector to facilitate more action over the coming months.

The Winter Packs, a crucial part of the campaign will include a guide to local support services ranging from heating schemes, clothing, basic refreshments and practical items, such as a torch, blanket, and first aid guides will be distributed to those identified as being in need by partnership members. In addition, this year the packs will provide help and support to encourage people to stay safe but to try and maintain some form of physical activity and to maintain a healthy mind with activities such as arts and crafts. A dedicated supply of packs will also be held at Colchester Hospital for staff to distribute to patients who would benefit from the packs when they are discharged.

The Winter Resilience project has been funded by North East Essex Alliance and supported by donations in kind so far from Waitrose and Co-op.

How can I help?

  • Please donate warm clothing, especially coats, hats, scarves, gloves and blankets
  • Find out about volunteering opportunities at
  • Visit a friend, relative or neighbour who might be at risk during winter – help them stay connected


To find out about the winter resilience campaign please call: 01206 505250


The Winter Resilience project has been funded by North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance and supported by donations in kind from Waitrose

Click here to download Winter Resilience 2021/23 :  Winter_resilience_booklet-2022.pdf (128 downloads)


Community360 and One Colchester partners are here to help you stay safe, warm, well and connected. If you would like to find out more, please let us know how we can support you.

Click here to download information : Hello-2021.pdf (96 downloads)


Click here to find out more information about COVID-19 vaccinations and to find out where local clinics are available :