Launching our Winter WARMTH Campaign

Published: 22/05/2019

As winter starts to draw in, we are sending out a strong message that cold weather can be extremely serious and urging local people to prepare for winter with some simple steps to stay safe and warm.

As winter starts to draw in, we are sending out a strong message that cold weather can be extremely serious and urging local people to prepare for winter with some simple steps to stay safe and warm.

The threat of another severe winter has lead us to launch a Winter WARMTH campaign which will provide charities with information and guidance to help elderly and vulnerable people living in our local area keep warm this winter.

The campaign is part of our ongoing work with local charities and forums which aims to extend support further into the community.

Our Winter WARMTH campaign includes providing factsheets and holding talks with local charities and groups to provide tips and guidance.

Also, as part of the campaign, we have joined with Carers FIRST and North West Kent Volunteer Centre to distribute over 200 temperature cards amongst residents in the Gravesham & Dartford area. We donated the temperature cards because we believe it is vital to actively support their local community through local charities who do a fantastic job.

Pauline Annetts, CEO at North West Kent Volunteer centre commented: ‘The cards and fact sheet is going to all clients who use our volunteer befriending service. Our befriending volunteers visit older people in their own home because they are isolated and lonely. We are also giving some to social groups when we speak about the Volunteer Centre.’

For more details about staying safe in the cold, please call the office on 01474 560 160 or email gravesham@bluebirdcare.co.uk