This Winter we have joined forces with ADSA and Chorley Council to deliver 'Be Well This Winter' Boxes to those most vulnerable in the community.
They have been carefully curated to address health and well-being needs during the colder months. Packed with essentials such as snoods, gloves, socks, lip balm, hand warmers, throat sweets, soup, hot chocolate, and hand cream, each box aims to provide comfort and warmth.
We have specifically been working together on the link between homelessness and domestic abuse. We know from the SafeLives Insight data from 2018 that 52% of domestic abuse victims need support to help them stay in their own home or move to new accommodation. A further 32% said that domestic abuse contributed to their homelessness.
This year we received funds from Chorley Borough Council, under the New Burdens grant to boost, Circle, our specialist domestic abuse counselling service. With the increasing cold this winter it made sense for us to focus some of the funds on creating warmth.
Between November and January we have delivered over eighty five boxes to Claire House Women's Refuge, Help The Homeless, Cotswold House and Housing Solutions, part of Chorley Council.