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.
- 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: