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OUT NOW! Connect - Special Winter Edition

Our special winter warmer edition of Connect magazine is out now!

Packed with information and advice to help you stay well through winter, plus details of our services and much more.

Free copies will be available from our centres, or read online now via the link below.

Read online

The challenges facing older people this winter

  • Mental health

    Many people find their mood is lower during winter. Loneliness and social isolation can also leave older people feeling cut off and forgotten, putting their mental and physical wellbeing at real risk.

  • Cost of living

    With the effects of the cost of living crisis continuing to bite, many older people will struggle to afford the basic necessities including decent, warm food and adequate heating.

  • Physical health

    As our immune systems become less effective as we age, older people are more likely to become seriously unwell from common winter viruses like flu and coronavirus.

  • Mobility

    Over winter, fewer opportunities to get out and about and socialise can mean older people spend more time indoors, alone. This can cause people to lose strength, fitness and balance, increasing the risk of falls.

Spread the warmth this winter

  • Take care of yourself

    Age UK’s expert advice can help you keep well through winter.

    Get advice

  • Look after others

    Be there for the older people in your community this winter, and offer your friendship and support.

    Learn how

  • Support our appeal

    Donate to our lifeline appeal and help us create a community where older people feel supported, connected and never alone this winter.

    Give now

  • Winter wrapped up guide

    Information to help you stay well through winter, from what support is available to keep your home warm to how to look after your health.

    Download here

How Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove can help

  • Information and advice

    We offer free impartial local information and advice on a range of topics relevant to everyone over 50 - everything from finding great social activities near you, to help at home and care planning, to welfare benefits and getting a blue badge.

    Call 0800 019 1310 for more info

  • Our centres

    Our centres and community spaces across West Sussex, Brighton & Hove offer a warm and welcoming space to chat and meet with friends. As well as offering a variety of activities and events.

    Find out more

  • Local services

    We offer lots of services for older people, their families & their carers including handyperson and home help, dementia support, money advice, home-visiting support services for people discharged from hospital and much more.

    Find out more

This winter, we are offering a special promotion to provide support at our centres.

Participating cafés are offering a free tea or coffee voucher as part of our winter warmth campaign until the end of March 31st to complement our budget-friendly menu.*

*Terms and conditions apply: this voucher is for one time use only and can be redeemed at our centre cafés at Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and Bognor Regis. This offer will run until March 31st 2024.


Find out more in Connect Magazine