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Keeping healthy, warm and safe on a budget

Eastfield will be the latest location to host a free drop-in session offering residents the chance to find out more about the health and wellbeing support available in their community.

The event at The Legacy Community Centre, High Street, Eastfield on 28 October between 12-5pm is being organised jointly by Carers Plus Yorkshire and North Yorkshire Police Filey and Eastfield Neighbourhood Policing Teams’ Operation Cracker. It is the second in a series of events giving residents the opportunity to enjoy a cup of tea as they meet some of the local groups, organisations and individuals in their area who can help them lead full, healthy, and independent lives on a budget.

Among those present will be Carers Plus Yorkshire, North Yorkshire Police's Filey and Eastfield Neighbourhood Policing Team, Eastfield Medical Centre, Park Run - North Yorkshire Water Park, Eastfield Free Fridge, Eastfield Residents Association, Living Well, Get Moving, Yorkshire Energy Doctor, Sparks Project, Eastfield PACT, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

The purpose of running this series of events is to help support the community in what are very likely to be difficult times this winter.

North Yorkshire Police Inspector Andy Short said:

“We have a long tradition of making a positive contribution to the community we’re based in, and this commitment builds on that. We hope our support of this important initiative, working with Carers Plus Yorkshire and our other partners, will provide advice and assistance to all members of the community in Filey and Eastfield during this difficult time.”

Elizabeth McPherson, Chief Executive Officer of Carers Plus said:

“This winter is going to be challenging for all of us; we recognise there are so many unknowns in terms of how the cost-of-living will affect our homes and lifestyles.

"Through these events we wanted to bring you a range of information, contacts and ideas to help you tackle the months ahead. We are planning to have three key zones: physical and mental health / health and fitness / practical information.

"Alongside practical information about ‘cost saving ideas’ and budgeting tips, we will have a range of ideas to help you feel physically and mentally well at this time. Each ‘zone’ will have a variety of contributors, all asked to bring information and practical engagement activities.

“We anticipate it to be an active day for those wishing to actively participate, however we will be offering quieter zone seating for participants who may just want to absorb information more quietly - or just talk! The day will feature a variety of organisations who can provide practical wellbeing help and longer-term support. Clinicians from Eastfield Medical Centre will be attending to do blood pressure checks, smoking cessation discussions etc.“

The initiative will be run alongside Operation Cracker a wide-ranging partnership including drawing in support and expertise from different organisations, including: North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Crimestoppers, McCain Foods, Signs Express, McDonalds, This is the Coast, NatWest Bank, Carers Plus, Beyond Housing, Westway Open Arms, Age UK, Futureworks NY and Eastfield PACT.

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