Stay Warm and Well & Take One Leave One (TOLO) - Winter Campaigns

Elmham Group of Practices has been offered the opportunity of taking part in Norfolk County Council’s ‘Stay Warm and Well’ campaign this winter. From last October to the end of March libraries in Norfolk - and now us, at Elmham, Swanton Morley and Toftwood surgeries - are offering free bags of essential items in ‘Warm and Well’ bags for adults and children – containing a scarf, hat, gloves, blanket, socks and a hot water bottle – as well as thermal vests in a variety of sizes.

There are also free Tricky Period bags of sanitary products (‘if anyone is struggling to afford these necessities, please help yourself to a bag. There is no need to ask’, is what they say) as well as Toiletries to Go, for adults and children. Follow the link below to find out more about what's on offer and to find your nearest library.

On the back of this we are also getting involved in an innovative initiative called Take One Leave One: TOLO’s motto is “if you’re cold take one, if you can help leave one”, to enable anyone experiencing hardship to keep warmer over the winter months. In its fifth winter in a row communities such as ours at the surgery can help provide warm clothing where it’s needed: TOLO founder says “everyone is welcome to help themselves to a coat, or hat or scarf, and everyone is welcome to come and drop off some warm clothes”.  For further information follow the link   

   Both initiatives will be running in the waiting rooms of our surgeries.

Published: Jan 16, 2023