Community focus

GET MOVING WITH INTEGR8 DANCE

Integr8 Dance is best known for its street dance classes which are attended by hundreds of local children every week.

Classes now also include tap, musical theatre, cheerleading and dancing for disabled youngsters too. Its studios in Winnall can also be hired if you’re having a special event or a party.

www.integr8dance.com


DAILY MEALS DELIVERED 

The Little Kitchen Company in Kings Worthy is best known for its high-quality catering. But it also delivers freshly-cooked food across Winchester.

Meals cost £6 each or seven for £40 with a minimum spend of £25.

www.thelittlekitchencompany.com


SUPPORT THE ELDERLY AND ISOLATED

Lockdown might have ended in Winchester but many older and vulnerable people are still isolated. MHA Winchester offers befriending, lunch clubs, assisted shopping, activity and friendship sessions, outings and much more to tackle loneliness and isolation in people over 60. The charity is always looking for volunteers too.

www.mha.org.uk/communities/near-me/winchester


SHARE THE LOVE

The pandemic saw lots of wonderful new community initiatives set up across the city. One of our favourites is Mutual Aid Winchester which links local need with people who can help out.

We’re also big fans of I Need A Whisk which matches up requests for items of all kinds with those who have things to give away. Both are closed groups – just search on Facebook and ask to be included.


DIG DEEP FOR OUR LOCAL NHS

Save local lives by contributing to the Dig Deep campaign.

Hampshire Medical Fund raises money on an ongoing basis for life-saving equipment for local hospitals including Royal Hampshire County Hospital. After two years when we’ve all appreciated the NHS as never before, this is one local charity that really does deserve every penny of the support it receives.

www.hampshiremedicalfund.org/the-dig-deep-campaign


LOCAL-SURPLUS FOR LOCAL PEOPLE

The Community Food Pantry in Winnall takes surplus from local supermarkets and other food shops and shares it out to local people in need. To benefit you need to be a member and sign up before you shop. Members then pay £5 a shop with a minimum of £15 of food to bring home – and often more.

www.unit-12.org/community-food-pantry


GO ON AN ORGANISED OR SELF GUIDED WALK

Getting out in the fresh air is important for everyone – and the city council organises organises group health walks each week. Find out more about Winchester and download a free walking guide from the Tourist Office web site.

www.visitwinchester.co.uk/brochures


NEED WHEELS?

Want to get a friend or family member out and about without taking a heavy wheelchair in the car? Or perhaps you need a mobility aid short-term to help someone staying with you? Shopmobility, based on the upper level of The Brooks Shopping Centre car park, has wheelchairs, scooters and other aids for hire – plus free parking right outside.

www.cfirst.org.uk

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