Winter survival packs put together

More than 1,000 winter survival packs have been put together for vulnerable people in Liverpool.

The Local Solutions headquarters in Mount Vernon Green was a hive of activiity today when over 100 volunteers from a range of organisations completed their target of packing 1,000 packs for distribution to those across the region who are in need of a little extra help to get them through those cold winter months.

Cllr Gerard Woodhouse at Winter Survival Pack event
Cllr Gerard Woodhouse at Winter Survival Pack event

Lord Mayor, Councillor Tony Concepcion and Mayoral lead for older people, Councillor Gerard Woodhouse, helped pack food and other items which will be distributed over the coming weeks.

Councillor Woodhouse said: “I have been involved in the winter assistance partnership campaign for five years and each year it continues to get bigger and better.

“Over 30 organisations have supported this event in a variety of ways which will help keep people safe and warm throughout the winter months and are proactive in supporting older people across the City of Liverpool and a variety of campaigns and events have grown stronger each year.”

The packs contain various items including blankets, thermos mugs, gloves, fleeces, socks, cold alarms, hot chocolate and tea bags.

The organisations involved in packing and distribution include Age Concern, Granby Development Trust, Faiths for Change, South Liverpool Against Poverty, Merseyside Fire and Rescue, Everton in the Community, and Liverpool City Council.