Council to help residents keep warm this winter

Cheshire East Council and its partners are offering a range of advice and support to residents on how to keep warm, well and safe this winter.

With Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt stating that the country has ‘utterly failed to confront’ the problem of loneliness, Cheshire East Council has been working closely with colleagues from Cheshire East Citizens Advice Bureau North and the Go Project, together with other partners in the Ageing Well programme, to develop this initiative to address the problem locally.

Clr Janet Clowes, Winter Wellbeing spokeswoman, said: “A range of pledges were made, which means that information from the events will be shared more widely. Proposed initiatives include developing Street Associations*, breakfast groups and luncheon clubs. Other attendees will be organising visits and invitations to neighbours, who would otherwise be alone around the Christmas period.

“Of course, this is just the start of a longer journey but the Ageing Well programme board can now shape a strategic approach to tackling social isolation in Cheshire East for older people, people with disabilities and families who are without support networks.”

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