Winter Wellbeing is a partnership project running across Cornwall to:
- Improve health and wellbeing
- Improve quality of life
- Reduce excess winter deaths
After many successful outcomes in the winter of 2011/2012, Winter Wellbeing has been re-launched for the winter of 2012/2013 with funding from ‘Warm Homes Healthy People’ and ESF Convergence.
How can Winter Wellbeing help me?
If you (or someone you know) are elderly, caring for young children or in poor health and worried about fuel bills, debt, keeping safe and warm or your home being cold or damp, then Winter Wellbeing can help.
The Winter Wellbeing campaign offers advice on how to reduce fuel debt, raise awareness of the risks of low temperatures and high humidity in homes, and encourage take-up of grants available for insulation and heating. We can also help by making referrals to other agencies that can provide wider support, such as hot meals, collecting prescriptions and shopping.
The project may also be able to help by providing emergency heating and heaters; emergency fuel (coal or electric); keep warm boxes, plus advice and help with fuel bills and dealing with insulation, damp and mould.
Our Winter Wellbeing Guide is packed with useful advice and information about staying warm, keeping well and being happy and safe this winter.
Hard copies are available from Council One Stop Shops and many other venues, including all the partners listed below. If you would like to request a copies of the guide, contact us.
You can contact the Community Energy Plus helpline on Freephone 0800 954 1956, or email us at [email protected] for further information and advice.
Winter Wellbeing for partner organisations
Winter Wellbeing is a partnership between many organisations including: NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Cornwall Council, Council of the Isles of Scilly, Community Energy Plus and Cornwall Works, supported by Addaction Cornwall, Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly, Citizens Advice Bureau, Cornwall Community Foundation, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Drug & Alcohol Team, Cornwall Housing, Cornwall Rural Community Council, Cornwall Together, Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum, Home Improvement Agencies – Hanover, iFutures and Mears, National Energy Action, New Connection, Penwith Community Development Trust, Royal British Legion, St Petrocs, Truro Homeless Action Group, Volunteer Cornwall and WRVS.
If you are an organisation wanting to become involved in Winter Wellbeing and make referrals into the project, then please call us on 0800 954 1956.