At least 80 vulnerable residents from around the Langdon Hill Estate have received essential support to keep warmer in the winter, after receiving bedding, pillows and duvets as a result of the Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System Inequalities Microgrant Programme.
The Langdon Hills Estate Residents Association (LHERA) created the Duvet Project aiming to distribute duvets to vulnerable residents, to provide warmth due to the escalated cost of the estates uncapped District Heating unit price, which had increased by 201% alongside the impact of the rise on the cost-of-living.
They delivered duvets, pillows and bedding to residents who were older, chronically ill, bereaved, isolated and without local family nearby, children within families who had been hospitalised during the past three years along and those who have had COVID, norovirus or childhood illnesses in the last few months, as well as those with respiratory problems.
In total of 65 duvet sets and duvets, six pillows and six baby blankets were delivered supporting over 80 residents on the estate including: 18 single residents, 21 couples and 13 families with 28 children.
The Langdon Hill Estate Residents association represents residents who live on the Langdon Hills Estate on a variety of different issues. It also supports the rebuilding a sense of community, both on the Estate and within our Local area.
Looking after our vulnerable neighbours is more important than ever and we, the community, are most often the best placed to help our friends and neighbours.
So, by delivering extra warmth to our residents in the form of duvets we helped our residents avoid extra utility charges at this really difficult time.Gillian Blake, Chair of Langdon Hills Estate Resident Association