With the current cost of living increases, our CP funded 10 Warm Rooms during the winter months at various locations across Lowestoft and the northern parishes. All warm rooms provided hot drinks and the CP also funded some activity packs and various board games for all. Excellent feedback and connections made at some venues and showed a real need within some communities/areas. With that in mind, 4 venues continued during the summer, which we have been renamed ‘Warm Welcome’.
Warm Welcome is a place to meet people, form friendships, relax, play games, or try a range of different activities that will help with reducing isolation, loneliness and improve overall wellbeing. Warm Welcome from November 23 to March 24 will be funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, we have 10 proposed Warm Welcome venues across Lowestoft and will advertise once all are agreed.
The CP also added further funding to the bespoke Winter Warm packs with value from £65 up to £100, to enable those in need (no self-referrals) to purchase items for the winter months. Awaiting to be confirmed when this is being used again in winter 23/24.
As part of our priority to improve healthy eating, the CP have funded and worked in partnership with The National Literacy Trust to produce Activity Booklets for year 5 and 6 pupils. The Books have been named ‘Lowestoft Healthy Habits,’ and include competitions, challenges, exercise, healthy eating with recipes, reading books and much more! 1750 books and certificates will be delivered the first week of November to Lowestoft primary schools.
To get in touch, please contact our Communities team.