Live Well Through Winter 2019

On Friday 29 November we will be in the Main Marquee outside John Lewis from 10am until 4:30pm with winter partners to promote Live Well through Winter messages to all ages. Cold weather can be bad for your health and it’s important, whatever your age, to plan ahead with tips for how to survive and thrive during the festivities and beyond!

Join City of Chelmsford Mencap in Bond Street for their 4 day Christmas Market, from Thursday 28th November through to Sunday 1st December. A host of independent businesses for festive gifts, live music, Father Christmas, mulled wine….and much more! Keep an eye on their Facebook page as they announce traders, activities and musicians.

On the Friday there will be free electric blanket testing, advice on keeping safe and warm in cold weather, falls prevention, ferrule checks. Find support on managing your health and wellbeing, coping with loss and crisis, support for domestic abuse, substance abuse, homelessness and families.

Pop down and take the weight off your feet in the Soup and Social area or browse some of the hand knitted Christmas gifts for sale. Let’s all Live Well Through Winter.

Some of the stalls will include…

Wave goodbye to eXcess-mas this winter! Most of us overindulge on Christmas treats. And the long, colder evenings tempt us into snacking more. Luckily, our top tips are on hand to help you manage your weight over the tempting festive season and beyond

Support at Christmas and Beyond! Christmas is a happy time for many but as the nights draw in and the festivities happen all around many in our community will be dreading the additional strain that the holidays bring. Charities Open Road, Farleigh Bereavement Service & Next Chapter will be offering support for anyone who would like to know more about their services.

Let’s mention the F-word! Information to tackle some myths about falling and some practical guidance for you and your family.

A Night Under the Stars – For many people sleeping out a night is an everyday reality. Find out more about how Chelmsford’s homeless community are supported and how you can help if you see someone on the street.

View the leaflet for the event here.

Full leaflet by the wonderful Mencap Academy students.