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 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


NEED WHEELS?

www.facebook.com/winchestermag


SUPPORT THE ELDERLY AND ISOLATED

Lockdown might have ended in Winchester but many older and vulnerable people are still isolated. Put a note through your neighbours’ doors offering support if they are unable to get out.

Consider posting kids’ pictures, hand-written notes or old magazines through the door to make someone’s day.


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


FUN FOR KIDS

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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 A SELF-GUIDED WALK

Getting out in the fresh air is important for everyone – even now that most of us are free to get out and about in the city.

Find out more about Winchester and download a free walking guide from the Tourist Office web site. Although you won’t be able to go inside some of the places they take in, there’s plenty to be enjoyed outside.

www.visitwinchester.co.uk/brochures


GET SOME STRUCTURE IN YOUR DAY

Finding it hard to find structure in your day?

Winchester professional home de-clutterer and organiser Sue Spencer from A Life More Organised has a downloadable free weekly planner that can be used to schedule in activities, learning time and exercise if you have kids at home and can help you plan your day if you don’t.

www.alifemoreorganised.co.uk/weekly-planner