Winter warming packs distributed

Vulnerable older people throughout the city are being helped this winter as they receive special packs to help them keep warm.

The packs contain a range of items to assist vulnerable people during the cold winter months, such as hot drinks, fleece blankets, thermometers, heat packs, draft excluder, torch, tinned food, hats, gloves and scarves and 750 of them are being distributed.

A total of £24,000 has been committed from a variety of domiciliary care providers, registered social landlords and charities for the scheme.  Agencies involved include: Local Solutions, Liverpool Community Health, Liverpool Housing Trust, Plus Dane Group, Liverpool Mutual Homes, Mayor Hope Fund, Your Housing Group, Nugent Care, Regenda, Riverside, Homecarers Liverpool Ltd, Whitechapel and Beacon Counselling Trust

Ursula Bell from Local Solutions’ Homecare Service, who is co-ordinating the event, said: “Our vision is to bring agencies together to pool financial and human resources in order to distribute as many packs as possible for vulnerable people. By working together we can demonstrate the power of organisations to commit to work together and be a force for good”.

A number of councillors helped   with assembling the packs and are helping with their distribution.

Pictured is Childwall Ward Councillor Jeremy Wolfson distributing winter assistance packs in his local area.