LCH supports winter assistance packs for local vulnerable residents

Liverpool Community Health (LCH) NHS Trust are partnering with a range of local agencies, including Liverpool Mutual Homes, Nugent Care and Local Solutions, to support the delivery of Winter Assistance Packs to help communities across Liverpool this winter.

Local Solutions, who are coordinating the distribution of the packs, estimate that between 500 and 1,000 vulnerable adults and families across the city will benefit from these packs.

The packs will contain a range of basic winter supplies from gloves, hats and scarves to tea and coffee, mince pies, blankets and shower gel.

Information to promote health and wellbeing services and equipment which are available to local people and may assist them with living independently, keeping them safe and warm, will also be included in the packs.

Staff across the Trust are also helping to identify and deliver packs among patients they see who are vulnerable or find themselves in need across Liverpool this winter.

Helen Lockett, Director of Operations and Executive Nurse at Liverpool Community Health said:”The Winter Assistance Packs will provide invaluable support to some of the most vulnerable adults across Liverpool over the winter period. I am proud that LCH has helped to fund these packs, and that so many staff have also volunteered their time to help support the packing and distribution of these packs across the city too.”

“Cold weather greatly increases the risk of people falling ill, particularly those with existing health conditions, very young children and older people who are often more vulnerable to slips, falls and serious illnesses over winter such as the flu.”

“Our hope is that these packs will provide vital support, and help some of the most vulnerable members of our local communities to remain healthy this winter, and to live longer healthier lives”