Winter Assistance Campaign launched to help Liverpool’s vulnerable

Local organisations in Liverpool have launched a Winter Assistance Campaign to help residents in need.

The initiative will see 1,500 winter survival packs distributed to elderly, isolated and vulnerable people across the city.

The packs contain blankets, hats, scarves, gloves, tinned food and leaflets with advice about keeping warm in the winter.

Now in its fifth year, the Winter Assistance Campaign is organised by Liverpool City Council and local groups including Liverpool Housing Trust (LHT), Local Solutions, South Liverpool Housing, Merseycare, The Whitechapel Centre, LMH, Regenda and One Vision Housing.

Donna Kelly, director of housing & wellbeing at LHT, says: “Christmas should be a time of celebration, but for many it can be a bleak and lonely period.

“Some of our tenants may be unable to leave the house during the winter and we know that this time of year can be a financial struggle for lots of people.

“These packs are just one of the ways that we can make sure our most vulnerable tenants are equipped to stay warm and well over the winter months.”

The campaign began this week when LHT delivered 70 winter packs to its most vulnerable tenants.

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