Advice on surviving winter
FREE help and advice about keeping warm
and staying healthy during the winter will be available at a community event at
St George's Hall, Liverpool. The Winter Survival Regional Event takes
place, on Wednesday, 9 November 2016, from 10am to 2.30pm, beings together partners from
across the Liverpool City Region.
The event, which is part of the Winter Warmth campaign aimed at reducing excess
deaths during the winter months, is being coordinated by Liverpool City
Council's healthy homes team and who will be providing information about how to
keep warm and safe during the winter months.
VIRIDIS, a group of social landlords and local authorities in the city region
who work together to reduce fuel poverty and help people to save energy are
sponsoring the event.
Around 60 exhibitors will be attending. They include energy companies,
charities, council services and community groups. They will provide information
and advice on a number of issues including:-
► Fuel Poverty
► Energy efficiency
► Financial assistance
► Healthy living
► Keeping Active
► Social inclusion
There will be entertainment and demonstrations throughout the day including free
bingo sessions and live music from The Grand National Choir. The Pagoda
Centre will give a Tai Chi demonstration, the CHATS (Community Health
Ambassador) team will offer free health checks and manicures. Those attending
can learn how to stay healthy from the comfort of their chairs as the
Clubbercise team lead some chair based exercise and there will be Zumba for the
A free prize draw will offer some great prizes and a hot drink will be handed
out on arrival. Free bags of vegetables to make soup will also be given out
while stocks last.
The event brings together a wide range of agencies and organisations to offer
assistance to those who need it most.
The event will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Roz Gladden.
She said:- "The winter survival event is 1 of the most important of the
year as it shows people the best ways to cope in cold weather. We have been
successful in cutting the number of excess deaths in recent years; but last
year, in what was a comparatively mild winter, we still had more than 150 in the
city. So it is important that as many people as possible attend this event
so they can get advice and support on staying warm and healthy. Last year we had
record numbers and we are hoping to top that this year."
John Bowker, Liverpool Mutual Homes' Director of Property Services and Chairman
of VIRIDIS said:- "VIRIDIS is pleased to support this event which forms
part of our 2016 Winter Warmth Campaign. Getting through the winter months can
be a struggle for many people and this event is not just a fun day out but is
also a one stop shop on how to save money and reduce energy costs for residents
from across the City Region and across Merseyside."