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Winter Weather Can Take It's Toll

The onset of snow brings joy to children, closed schools, and difficult driving conditions for commuters. The idea of being warm and cosy inside conjures up thoughts of sitting next to the fire, eating chestnuts and sipping hot chocolate or a wee toddy for some.  

However, winter has the highest mortality rate of the year.  The Office of National Statistics provides the following:

  • An estimated 43,900 excess winter deaths occurred in England and Wales in 2014/15; the highest number since 1999/00, with 27% more people dying in the winter months compared with the non-winter months

  • The majority of deaths occurred among people aged 75 and over; there were an estimated 36,300 excess winter deaths in this age group in 2014/15, compared with 7,700 in people aged under 75

The elderly are especially vulnerable at this time of year and coping with a bereavement can be particularly difficult when Christmas is around the corner and the days are short.

Inspire provides a "Friends of the Bereaved" service.  Our staff may be just the person they need to talk to and listen to how they feel, or it may be just to help them return to "normal" day to day activities like going shopping or having an afternoon out.  Our Friends for the Bereaved staff will simply listen, give space and time to grieve.

Contact us to find out how we can help:
Call Marilyn Cockett on: 07899 050622 oEmail:

Carers are at the heart of everything we do.​  We are:

Friendly and approachable

Inclusive, respecting the diversity of each other’s caring experiences

Independent in advocating for carers

Committed to working with others.

Other Services include:
Friends for the Bereaved
Home Conversation

All our Support Workers are DBS checked to ensure your peace of mind

Our experienced staff can help with issues such as loneliness and social isolation - offering the carer a home visit to sit with their loved one so that they can attend family gatherings, shopping trips, and have some much needed quality time alone.
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