18 November 2022

‘Warm Matters’ for Lancashire residents

Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL) is hosting an event focusing on how services can help residents struggling with health, wellbeing and finances, especially in relation to high energy bills.

Cosy Homes in Lancashire presents Warm Matters.
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The event being held at the Winter Gardens on 24 November will take the form of a conference during the morning session with presentations from council departments and other agencies to share with charities and community groups.

The afternoon session of the event is then open to all residents to help them find out about what services and assistance they can get with wellbeing and financial issues this winter.

Some of the services who will be on hand to offer advice are Citizens Advice, Electricity North West, NHS and Blackpool and Lancashire Council’s. The information provided will cover wellness, advice, resources and money matters. Attendees will be provided with a warm drink, a goodie-bag and entry into a free draw with prizes generously provided by local businesses.

Dr Arif Rajpura, Blackpool Council Director of Public Health said

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“This event is a great chance for some of the local service providers to be able to come together and share knowledge of all the support we can provide to our residents who may be struggling this winter with mental health, wellbeing or finances. “There is so much advice and support in the area and we want to make sure we have a multi-agency approach so that we can share the knowledge with those most in need. “The afternoon session is a great opportunity for residents to come along, receive some giveaways and learn where they can get help and support. The event has also been generously supported by local businesses like Bambers who have donated many of the prizes on offer in the free draw, so we would encourage anyone who is available to come along.”
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The WARM Matters event is on at the Winter Gardens Conference Centre, (Leopold Grove) on 24 November, from 1.00pm to 4.00pm.

With many residents concerned about the increase of cost of living this winter, Blackpool Council is committed to raising awareness of many of the schemes and support networks that are available.

The council has recently created a dedicated page to cost of living on their website that can help many residents find the support and help they need as well as a new freephone number to help residents get pointed in the right direction - 0808 175 3379.


Fylde Coast Radio will be there on the day with live coverage.