Befriending Treat BoxesThis project has been a good way to keep in touch with the community and be able to share health information.
Benefits of Treat Boxes
Health promotion – opportunistic interventions
Wellbeing/craft bags, kits and packs
Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall
Charlee Fitzgerald – Neighbourhood Health Worker
Parveen Akhtar – Winning Hearts and Minds
Chris Bernard – Winning Hearts and Minds
Poppy Soldatos – Tesco Community Champion
Chaiwalla – Café in Cheetham Hill
To connect with residents and remind them of the services and support that is available.
To share information on staying well in winter and about the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I liked my treat box, it’s lovely to receive a present.”
“It’s Asian food, I like it.”
“A free breakfast! Too expensive otherwise. Mask and socks in cold weather were useful.”
The project went well, it was nice for Charlee to get a chance to meet some residents (within COVID-19 safety conditions). Not all feedback forms were returned but people that responded enjoyed the breakfast and packs they received. One resident has asked if they can get involved with some volunteering once it is safe to do so. Some of the residents have been part of other buzz projects too, including the mini garden kits. One resident had lots of herbs in her garden kit and shared these herbs with Parveen to use in her cooking.
It was nice for buzz to work closely with Winning Hearts and Minds, to show the residents that no matter what the organisation/position, we are all one community.
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Local Manchester City Centre resident attending PARS exercise classes