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Health and care professionals visiting Barrow community to offer advice and support

6 December 2022

  • Bay Health and Care Partners

Health and care professionals are visiting schools, priority wards and supermarkets over the coming weeks, where they will offer people advice and support to help them over the winter months.

The HARRI (Health, Advice, Recovery, Resilience and Information) bus tour will next visit Morrisons, at The Strand, Barrow-in-Furness, on Thursday 8 December between 11am and 12pm.

The visit will include:

  • Free winter packs (soup sachets, hot chocolate, lip balm, tissues and snacks)
  • Other winter freebies (hats, hot water bottles, small torches)
  • Support information detailing where to get help and advice this winter, including where to find your nearest Warm Spot
  • Health and wellbeing information and a survey with the chance to win an air fryer
  • Savvy tips on saving money and keeping snug, safe and sane over the coming months

The HARRI bus tour is supported by Barrow Integrated Care Community (ICC), Cumbria County Council and Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust.

Maxine Baron, Development Lead for Barrow ICC, said: “We are going out and about with the HARRI bus into our wards to promote support and help over the winter months.

“Barrow ICC will be there to offer advice on how to choose well when unwell. We will also be giving out free digital thermometers, information regarding how to treat winter bugs, promoting winter vaccinations and how our case management team can support people.

“Working in partnership with Cumbria County Council, we are giving out a cost-of-living package and support booklet which details where to find support and help on many aspects of issues currently affecting people. It includes the location and provision that local Warm Spots are offering.”

The HARRI bus will be visiting the following locations:

  • Friday 9 December: Dalton Community Centre, 11.30am-1.30pm
  • Tuesday 13 December: Rampside Village Hall, 9am-11am
  • Tuesday 13 December: Greengate Juniors, 3pm-4pm
  • Wednesday 14 December: Parkside, 3pm-4pm
  • Thursday 19 January: Asda, 11am-2pm
  • Thursday 16 March: B&Ms, 11am-2pm