A YOUNG apprentice from Sandiway has been delivering free packs to help older and vulnerable people beat the cold snap.
Craig Pickstock, 22, from Sandiway, who is an independent living team modern apprentice with Weaver Vale Housing Trust’s Careline team, has handed out winter warmth packs to 200 customers aged over 65 across Frodsham, Helsby, Tarporley and the surrounding areas.
“The project has been a great opportunity to visit customers and make sure they are comfortable during the colder weather,” said Craig.
The packs, provided by Age Concern, contain a blanket, thermal socks, a thermal cup, hot water bottle, thermal hot water bottle cover, room thermometer, soup packets and advice on keeping warm and well in winter.
The customers chosen to receive the packs already receive a level of support from the Careline Team to ensure they can live safely and independently in their own homes.
“We chose to target older and vulnerable customers in rural areas as they are more likely to become isolated in cold weather,” said Martin Jones, new business manager for Weaver Vale Housing Trust.
As well as those aged over 65 the packs were also distributed to customers with disabilities.
Two of the customers to receive a pack were Alan and Anita Brett, from Eaton.
Alan said: “The pack was a most welcome and warm gift. I am sure I speak for all Weaver Vale Housing Trust customers who received one in saying a big thank you to all concerned.”