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Small gestures make a huge difference

Lots of us are already doing a great job of looking out for each other, but there is still more we can do to make our local areas healthier and happier for everyone.

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Simple things you can do

Winter wellness

The colder weather and darker days can make winter a difficult time for lots of people, especially those who are older or more vulnerable. Factors like financial pressures or mobility issues can make it hard for people to stay warm at home, and bad weather can discourage people from leaving the house. These all increase the risk of getting ill or becoming socially isolated.

There are lots of simple things you can do to help your neighbour stay safe, from calling in to check their house is warm, to offering them a lift to get their flu jab.

Winter wellness tips

Download our winter wellness safety sheet for more information on what you can do.

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Extra Day Action

2020 is a leap year, which means we’re lucky enough to have an extra day to use for good! Join our Extra Day Action Challenge by promising to use 29th February to do something to look out for the people around you. This could be anything from simply saying ‘hello’ to your neighbour on your way out, to organising a community event or neighbourly get together.

To get involved just download the photo prop, print it, write what you’ll be doing with your extra day and then share a photo on social media using #OurNeighbours. It’s as easy as that!

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Neighbourly Action Calendar

Not sure what to do with your extra day? Download our February calendar, full of daily inspiration for what you can do to look out for your neighbours this month.

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Food for thought

Throughout history, food is famous for bringing people together. Whether it’s a warm home-cooked meal with family, or a quick bite to eat with someone new – tucking into a meal with others is the perfect way to share stories and get to know each other better.

Our winter warmer recipes are quick and easy to make and are packed full of your 5-a-day too. Why not invite your neighbour over for dinner or pop round with a plate if you know they struggle to get out.

Winter warmer recipes

Download your recipes for the perfect winter warmer to share with a neighbour!

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Spread the word

Help others look out for their neighbours by sharing our winter tips on social media. #OurNeighbours