Keeping Well For Winter

The North East & Cumbria Learning Disability Network in partnership with Skills for People developed and introduced a new programme called ‘Get Well for Winter’ to support and protect people with learning disability in the winter months.

Get Well for Winter is a programme initially running until Christmas 2020 at people with learning disability across the North East and Cumbria, their families and carers to get as well as possible this winter whilst we are living with Covid19. Given the success of the programme is has been extended until Spring 2021 and has become Keeping Well for Winter.

Keeping Well for Winter provides a safe, reliable and friendly outlet for vulnerable people; connecting through social media via Facebook and Twitter the service brings together people with learning disability, families, friends and supporters together for mutual support to improve health and wellbeing.

Keeping Well for Winter has 5 main areas, healthy eating, moving more, staying safe, staying connected to others and feeling good about yourself. It is a very accessible programme of activities to encourage everyone to get well and stay well for winter, and particularly as we continue to live with Covid 19. More information is found here.

Use our resource section below to find the Keeping Well for Winter Facebook and Twitter pages where you can access programmes. You will also find the link to the Keeping Well for Winter web page where our two weekly bulletins are uploaded.