Helping Tendring through the winter
We keep Tendring people warm through winter with our annual project.
The Winter Project, run by CVST and supported by a number of other organisations, has again received funding from the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group to carry out its work.
It’s flexible and innovative. It aims to prevent illness, help people stay warm during the winter, and give easier access to information and services that will support the community to be more resilient.
We ensure people are warm and well-fed, access resources and products, and get help during severe weather. We also train staff and volunteers within community organisations to give practical support to keep people well. This year, with the rising cost of living and more residents facing fuel poverty, the service is crucial more than ever.
As in previous years, vulnerable people will get packs with warm clothing and a hot water bottle. This time the focus is on providing resources for residents to keep themselves warm inside the home, as we feel that vulnerable people will cut back on using their heating systems due to rising costs.
The project envelopes older people, those on low incomes and benefits, anyone with a life-limiting illness or disability, carers, and homeless people. Plus, it ensures that children and young people get support.
Sharon Alexander, CVST Chief Officer, said: “This project brings the community together to support those who need it, and we know it is always well received.
“To ensure the project reaches those who need it, representatives will take part in door knocks across Tendring, and there will also be a programme of events and roadshows – which we encourage people to come along to.”
Additionally, Tendring District Council’s Careline runs the emergency helpline 01255 222022, that responds out-of-hours to support vulnerable people who suffer from issues caused by bad weather (e.g. heating failure).
If you need assistance or know people who need help, call CVST on 01255 425692, option 3, or email us at: email@example.com
Organisations and centers across Tendring are offering spaces as Warm Hubs for the winter. Access to a warm hub is free, with refreshments on offer at a cost.
You can view the warm hubs directory here – A Guide to Warm Hubs
Support from other organisations
Staying Well this Winter if you have a long term health condition – Staying Well this Winter: Taking care with long-term conditions – Suffolk and North East Essex Wellbeing Support Services (sneewellbeing.org.uk)
Winter tips from the local NHS – Keep well this winter – Suffolk and North East Essex Wellbeing Support Services (sneewellbeing.org.uk)
Free home safety visits from Essex Fire and Rescue Service – https://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/book-home-safety-visit
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