Healthy Homes holding Winter Survival
FREE help and advice about keeping warm
and staying healthy during the cold months will be available at a special Winter
Survival event, on Wednesday, 22 November 2017.
It takes place at the Holiday Inn Hotel on Lime Street in the City Centre from
10am to 1pm and brings together partners from across the Liverpool City Region.
It is part of the Winter Warmth campaign aimed at reducing the 150 excess deaths
which happen over the winter months, and is being coordinated by Liverpool City
Council's Healthy Homes Team.
They will be providing free help and advice for local people who are struggling
to pay their energy bills and heat their properties, as well as information
about how to keep warm and safe during the winter months and offering home
Around 40 exhibitors attending the event, including charities and community
groups, as well as Council services such as adult learning, road safety, Revenues
and Benefits and Lifestyles Fitness Centres.
They will provide information and advice on a number of issues including:-
► Fuel Poverty.
► Energy efficiency.
► Financial assistance.
► Healthy living.
► Keeping Active.
► Social inclusion.
The LECCY; the Council's not for profit
energy company; will be on hand to offer advice on switching which could
potentially save households hundreds of pounds a year.
There will be free tea / coffee available on arrival and a free bag of veg to take
home (while stocks last).
Those attending will be entered into a free prize draw to win £100 off their
gas/electricity bill, a microwave and a Christmas Hamper Courtesy of Morrison's
There will be free health checks, manicures, flower arranging taster sessions
and chair based exercise in the form of Active Bingo, with prizes on offer.
The event will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Malcolm
Kennedy, who said:- "We have a duty to make sure the most vulnerable are
given the best chanced of coping in the upcoming cold weather. It is important
that as many people as possible attend this event so they can get advice and
support on staying warm and healthy so that we can keep the number of excess
deaths as low as possible."
Councillor Gerard Woodhouse, Mayoral Lead for Older People, said:- "What
we are trying to do with this event is prevent avoidable deaths. All the
organisations taking part want to get messages out about how our older people
can stay warm, safe and active during the winter months. There will be a lot of
information, advice and support available and I hope as many people as possible
come along to the event and they will be able to cope much better with the cold
More information about the Healthy Homes programme can be found
online or by calling freephone:- 0800 012