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Excess Winter deaths Highest since 1970s, say Office of National Statistics.

  • Posted On: 7 December 2018
BBC News recently published this article: There were around 50,100 excess winter deaths in England and Wales in 2017-18 - the highest since the winter of 1975-76. The increase is thought to be down to the flu, the ineffectiveness of the flu vaccine in older people and spells of very cold weather last winter. Most excess deaths occurred in women and the over-85s. An extra 6,000 deaths are estimated to have occurred during last winter compared with three years ago. Chilly...

Successful Funding Bid for Warm and Well

  • Posted On: 6 November 2018
We are delighted to announce that Community First Yorkshire have been awarded over £300,000 of British Gas Energy Trust funding to assist people living in cold homes. This is great news as it means we have additional funding to deliver more support to the clients of Warm & Well in North Yorkshire. The aims of Warm & Well in North Yorkshire is reduce the number of cold homes, cold people and cold deaths within North Yorkshire. By working in partnership, the project aims to...

Citizens Advice Bus

  • Posted On: 8 October 2018
Warm and Well in North Yorkshire has been reaching more people in Richmondshire thanks to the work of the Citizens Advice bus. The bus has been making regular visits to Reeth & Leyburn markets, and Catterick Garrison Tesco. It has also been to the Muker show and the Emergency Services Fair in Richmond. The bus will also visit Middleham Key Centre, and Hudswell. They have been highlighting the work we do and talking to the public about how they can get help to stay warm and well this...

Keeping Selby Warm and Well

  • Posted On: 22 January 2018
Warm and Well in North Yorkshire (WWNY) is supporting National Energy Action’s Warm Homes Campaign by organising ‘Keeping Selby Warm and Well’. It will be held on Friday 26 th January 2018 at Selby DistrictCouncil. The Warm Homes Campaign are highlighting the fact that over a million families won’t be able to meet basic costs of living this winter, facing an income shortfall of up to £778 per month to cover basic essentials, including energy....

Two Ridings Community Foundation re-launches its Surviving Winter Appeal

  • Posted On: 4 December 2017
Two Ridings Community Foundation (TRCF) has re-launched its successful Surviving Winter Appeal for winter 2017-18, a fund to help older and vulnerable people stay warm and well this winter. The campaign began as a vehicle for generous pensioners to ‘recycle’ their Winter Fuel payments, and has now developed into a giving portal for anyone who wants to help support vulnerable people survive the winter. Funds last year were used to provide blankets, fuel,...