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Winter Wellbeing: staying warm, active and connected

Posted by The Cares Family on 10th October 2019

Winter can be an isolating time. For neighbours who struggle to get out, the TV can become the go-to company, and Christmas parties can feel like another universe.

That's why, over the past eight years, The Cares Family has delivered 16 Winter Wellbeing projects, helping older and younger people alike to stay warm, active and connected – to one another and to their wider communities.

Collage of winter wellbeing photos

During those eight years, across North London Cares, South London Cares, Manchester Cares and Liverpool Cares, Winter Wellbeing has led to:

  • 19,154 face-to-face chats
  • 4,318 new community connections
  • 1,670 warm items delivered
  • And over £31,000 given out in small grants to over 300 older people in our big cities.

We're proud of that proactive outreach, which doesn't just help people during the coldest period of the year, but which brings people into our wider community networks and our Social Clubs and Love Your Neighbour programmes so that older and younger people alike can enjoy the magic of intergenerational connection year-round:

If you'd like to support this work in your own community, you can donate to:

Or you can get involved in the brand new East London Cares too!

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Thank you for considering a donation to The Cares Family. Your gift will help to tackle loneliness and build connection and community in a disconnected world. Our work is powered by people – so please chip in if you can.

The Cares Family is a UK registered company (10236615) and registered charity (no. 1180638). North London Cares is a UK registered company (07737818) and registered charity (1153137). South London Cares is a UK registered company (8757344) and registered charity (1157401). Manchester Cares is a UK registered company (10893107) and registered charity (1176902). Liverpool Cares is a UK registered company (11166325) and registered charity (no. 1177749). East London Cares is a UK registered company (11809555) and registered charity (no. 1186012).

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