Helping people to stay well, warm and connected this winter.
One Colchester is the local strategic partnership of Colchester Borough – a multi-agency group with representation at a level to determine the work plan with the ambition to make high level decisions and be in a position to break down operational barriers. We are coming together this Winter to The purpose help Colchester residents who are most at risk from the cold. We’ll be running the One Colchester shop, visiting GP surgeries and medical centres and running roadshows across Colchester offering help and support to those in need.
We will provide the following activities:
advice and support roadshows
winter packs for vulnerable people
information on local services and organisations who can help and advise
details of befriending groups to reduce loneliness and isolation
Offering bursaries to local voluntary organisations
Local organisations and volunteers are offering extra support, advice and provisions to anyone who is in need or isolated.
One Colchester Shop
Visit the One Colchester shop for help to stay well, warm and connected during the coldest months of the year. The shop is located at Unit 81 (near Primark), Culver Street East, Colchester, CO1 1LF and is open from 10 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday
The shop provides FREE drop-in weekly activities and services, including:
Bumps and Babies – Monday mornings
i-Tea providing IT & befriending support – Tuesday and Friday mornings
My Weight Matters – Wednesday mornings
Women’s Group – Thursday mornings
Colchester Time Bank social meetings – Friday afternoons
Information sessions from local organisations including Colchester Borough
Council, Colchester Citizen’s Advice, St Helena and many more. To find out who is visiting the shop and when – click through to our events pages
Funds for community projects
If you run a community project which is affected by the Winter weather – it may be that your service users are at risk of becoming isolated or you receive an increased demand for your project – let us know and you may be able to apply for up to £2,500 to support what you do.
How can I help?
Donate warm clothing, especially coats, hats, scarves, gloves and blankets
Find out about volunteering opportunities at www.volunteeressex.org
Visit a friend, relative or neighbour who might be at risk during winter
To find out about the programme, please call 0800 7311 655