Groups work to support the vulnerable

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A group of five organisations are working together to help make the cold months easier for vulnerable people.

The Winter Support Network provides advice, practical support and access to community services, as well as some small items of equipment to those in crisis.

The project, supported by North Tyneside’s Clinical Commissioning Group, aims to tackle some of the causes of ill health that occur more frequently in winter and can also provide Winter Warm Packs, containing essentials such as draught excluders, bed socks, microwaveable heat packs and advice on keeping warm.

The five organisations are North Tyneside VODA, Tyne Gateway Trust, Key Enterprises, Meadow Well Connected and Age UK North Tyneside.

Lisa Goodwin, chief executive of VODA, who are coordinating the project, said “Winter can be a tough time for the most vulnerable in our communities.

“That’s why it’s so important that we, as organisations who can help, work together to make sure we’re doing what we can to make life that bit easier during the cold months.”

For more information about the Winter Support Network contact VODA on (0191) 643 2626.