With winter approaching Frome Town Council have partnered with Frome Medical Practice to produce a leaflet that will help signpost residents to support that might be needed over the coming months. The leaflet will be delivered to homes across the town with the Frome Times and is also available to download on the Cost of Living Crisis Support page.
Mayor of Frome, Cllr Sara Butler said:
“There has been so much in the press recently about the cost-of-living crisis and the rise in energy bills that it is easy to feel overwhelmed. But while life may look different for most of us this year, the Frome community is always here to support each other. We’ve created a leaflet to share the projects, places, community groups along with help and support that might be needed this coming winter.
“Frome is well known for looking out for our neighbours, by sharing and staying connected. As a town we can’t do much about fuel bills or food prices in the short term but there is support in place to ensure that no one goes hungry and that we can all stay warm over the colder months. And most importantly, if you’re feeling isolated or anxious, are struggling to heat your home, or just in need of somewhere to be, there are places that we can all go to get a warm and friendly welcome.”
The details of the Warm Spaces are all listed in the leaflet and are open to anyone should want to get out of the house for a while and find a friendly face – you can spend time in these spaces with no obligation to spend money. Whether it’s Food at Five, the Talking café, Active Tuesday with Active and In Touch, the Bridge Café or The Good Heart, there are places dotted around the town that will offer a warm and friendly space.”
The leaflet is packed full of information including where to find information and support around energy and bills, money matters, safe housing, staying healthy and connected, to eating well and transport. There’s even a feature on the Healthy Homes project, FIND (Frome’s Family Information Network Directory) and how to save energy with the SHARE shop.
For more information and to view all the details including the Warm Spaces, head over to Cost of Living Crisis Support.