Warm, Well and Connected
The Healthy Living Centre Alliance across the region have been supported by the Department for Communities to deliver a host of online workshops and programmes to help us get connected, take care of ourselves and learn new skills.
The programmes and workshops are completely free to access. Whether you go for our regional or local programmes you will be welcomed. Warm, Well and Connected is there for you as we all try to take care of ourselves and others during winter.
Department for Communities Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín, announcing the fund, said:
“I am acutely aware of the detrimental impact the pandemic has had on people’s emotional and physical wellbeing, so addressing loneliness and isolation, emotional wellbeing and financial hardship relating to household bills, is a key focus of this support. This funding will be directly targeted at the most vulnerable, including children and young people; carers; older people; people living with a disability; and anyone who has lost income as a result of Covid-19".
How do I access the programmes or workshops?
All the programmes/workshops are online so no matter where you come from in Northern Ireland you can you can access via any of our Healthy Living Centres.
How do I sign up?
- Go to the map of Healthy Living Centres - here's a link
- Choose any Healthy Living Centre to see what is on offer
- Select the More Information and book online
How much does it cost?
It is free. The Department for Communities have fully funded this Warm, Well and Connected project.
Other Help and Support:
COVID-19 Community Helpline
If you need help to access food, medicines or other products and services because you are self-isolating or stuggling to afford it during the winter months then get in touch with the COVID 19 Community Helpline. You will be connected with supports and services in your area.
The helpline is local to Northern Ireland, and is managed by Advice NI.
freephone number: 0808 802 0020
You can also get in touch by email, text message or webform:
text: ACTION to 81025
Complete a form on the Advice NI Website
Make the Call
You can speak to an advisor to see if you are getting all the benefits and supports that you are entitled too.
You can contact AdviceNI, the independent advice network on 0800 915 4604 and speak to an adviser or visit the AdviceNI website(external link opens in a new window / tab).
You can visit NICVAs Community NI website and find out more about non-medical local services and support available in your area.