Freezing winter temperatures spark action plan to help vulnerable

Vulnerable people and the elderly who will once again be at the mercy of icy temperatures this winter are being asked to attend special sessions to help them fight the cold.

Sefton Council will be hosting two Keep Warm, Keep Well events for those over 50 as part of its commitment to helping vulnerable people get through winter.

The Council’s Affordable Warmth team, in partnership with Sefton OPERA are holding two free events in November. The first will take place at Bootle Cricket Club on Monday 13th November from 10.30am to 3:30pm. The second event will be taking place at The Atkinson Centre in Southport, Monday 20th November, from 10.30am to 3:30pm.

Information stands will be open at both events between 10:30am and 12.30pm. Blood pressure checks, chair-based exercises, free goody bags and massages will also be on offer.

There will also be dance sessions taking place from 1.30pm onwards on both days, accompanied by live bands, music, and entertainment.

People can find out more information about the events by contacting Sefton Opera on 0151 330 0479 or 07452 867 648, or emailing

Anyone concerned about keeping warm at home should contact Sefton’s Affordable Warmth Team on 0151 934 2222.

People worried about paying gas and electricity bills or who are struggling due to rising prices can find support and advice by visiting

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