Keep Warm This
A CAMPAIGN to ensure that
the elderly in Liverpool stay safe and warm this winter gets under
way this week. More than 2,000 elderly residents in the city
will be visited in the next few months as part of the Healthy Homes
Programme; which is a joint initiative by the City Council and Liverpool
PCT, who are organising the Winter Survival Campaign, in conjunction
with the Liverpool Energy Efficiency team.
The team will also be visiting pensioners groups in community venues
to give advice on how to keep warm and safe during the cold weather.
Information will also be given about energy efficiency and there
will be an opportunity for people to enter a free prize draw to win
£100 off winter fuel bills. There will also be an opportunity for
people to get free winter warmth items. And advice will be
provided about carbon monoxide safety. People who do not qualify for
free safety checks from their suppliers will be able to enter a
prize draw to win a safety check.
The campaign will be publicly launched at Radio Merseyside on 3
October 2012, between 11am to 3pm, when healthy homes partners will attend
to offer information and advice. They include Merseyside Fire and
Rescue Service who will be promoting the Fire Support Networks
Emergency Heating Campaign.
Following the launch the Winter Survival Roadshows will hit the
road. It includes 6 public events in libraries that any elderly
people living in the areas are welcome to attend. They
are as follows:-
18 October Breck Road Library, 10am -12noon
29 October Fazakerley Library, 10am – 12noon
5 November Spellow Lane Library, 10am – 12noon
12 November Toxteth Library, 10am – 12 noon
20 November Old Swan Library, 12 noon – 2pm
28 November Dovecot Library, 12 noon – 2pm
Radio celebrity Pete Price will be at Breck Road Library on 18
October 2012, from 11am, to promote the re-launch of his Chair Based
Exercise DVD which was produced by Healthy Homes last year to help
people stay warm and keep fit during the cold winter months.
There will also be a Winter Survival Fayre at St Georges Hall on 14
November 2012, from 10am to 2pm, at which advice and information will be
provided on issues such as health and well being, keeping warm,
energy efficiency and grants, keeping active, fuel poverty and debt,
benefits maximisation and much more. Entertainment will also be
Councillor Roz Gladden, Assistant Mayor, said:- "This is a
very important campaign. Last year we had a comparatively mild
winter but that should not lull anybody into thinking they do not
need to be prepared for the cold months ahead. There will be lots of
practical advice on keeping warm and information on how you can
afford to pay for heating and I would urge elderly people to make
sure they take advantage of this to keep safe and warm this winter.
I would also ask that people keep on eye on their neighbours during
any cold weather."
BUSINESSES FEATURED IN NEW FRESH AND LOCAL GUIDE
A new culinary guide about
the best local organic produce from the Liverpool City Region has
been released, and features several businesses from Sefton.
The booklet was produced by Food Tourism Connect, a campaign which
aims at raising awareness of rurally produced food and drink in the
Liverpool City Region.
Sefton businesses that are included in the guide are:-
► Southport Farmers Market.
► Southport Seafoods.
► Broughs Butchers, Formby.
► Church View Farm Shop, Lydiate.
► Bistrot Verite, Birkdale.
The guide includes an overview of what local foods are in season at
particular times of the year, an introduction to several local 'food
heroes' including Christian Peet of Southport Seafoods , a
directory of local suppliers and 3 'taste trails' – routes
around the region which take in noteworthy local food suppliers.
Southport Farmers' Market, which takes place on Chapel Street, on the
last Thursday of each month; is also highlighted as an excellent
place to buy local produce.
Pam Wilsher, Head of Visitor Economy Development of Liverpool City
Region Local Enterprise Partnership, said:- "We hope this
guide will make it easier for locals and visitors to our area to eat
fresh, local, food produced right here in the Liverpool City Region.
Whether you want to find your nearest farmer's market, eat at a city
centre restaurant that makes great use of local produce or really
make a day of it and go on a 'taste trail', this guide has something
Christian Peet of Southport Seafoods, commented added:- "So
many people are interested in eating fresh, local food, but it can
be hard to know where the best places to go are. Buying local
doesn't just mean that food is likely to be fresher and tastier, it
also means that you're supporting local businesses and re-investing
in your local community. Local people, and bars and restaurants
across the Liverpool City Region are so important to our business,
and this guide is an excellent way to reach them. We're delighted to
Food Tourism Connect is funded by Defra's Rural Development
Programme for England. The initiative is a commitment to raising the
profile of rurally produced food among visitors to Liverpool City
Region and to drive demand by promoting it direct to consumers,
buyers and wholesalers.
To download a copy of the guide, visit:-