In preparation for the 2018/19 winter and to build on the existing network of Winter Friends in Leeds, we would encourage organisations (staff and volunteers) to become a Winter Friend.
Following on from work carried out last year an e-briefing has now been made available to support more people to become Winter Friends. Being a Winter Friend means you are equipped with knowledge, resources and signposting information to support a vulnerable person during winter. There are nine evidence-based, high impact interventions that can support vulnerable people during winter and these are covered in the Winter Friends e-briefing.
You can now access the Winter Friends e-briefing on the Public Health Resource Centre Website by clicking on Winter Friends e-briefing 18/19 (please note you will need to open the file and play as a slideshow in PowerPoint).
Once the e-briefing has been viewed, Winter Friends can collect a resource pack from the Public Health Resource Centre (Technorth Centre, 9 Harrogate Road Leeds LS7 3NB) to support conversations and promotion of relevant campaigns.
To provide and increase support across Leeds, we would be really grateful if this information could be shared to encourage access to the resources.
You can also contact the Public Health Resource Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0113 378 6200 to collect resources to support you and vulnerable residents in Leeds this winter.
To help us determine any further training needs or provide any feedback and/or case studies about work that you have been able to support vulnerable or older people during winter, please contact email@example.com.
Message from Katie Dye, David Jenkins and Paul Drinkwater, Labour Councillors for Killingbeck and Seacroft.