Orbit housing’s independent living scheme customers in Norfolk and Suffolk are receiving a special winter wellbeing box by regional charity Access Community Trust.

Containing various wellbeing goodies, the ‘winter kindness’ boxes have been created by Pink Orange, a service operated by Access Community Trust, and are being distributed to around 500 Orbit customers throughout March.

Charlotte Jones, Independent Living Scheme Regional Manager for Orbit in the East, said:

“These winter kindness boxes are a fantastic idea and will be a real boost for our customers. Lockdown has been tough for everybody, but for those who are elderly and/or isolating, it has been especially difficult, so I hope these boxes will help to deliver some winter kindness into their lives and to show them that we are thinking of them.”

Since the start of the pandemic, Pink Orange has been working in partnership with local authorities across Norfolk and Suffolk, to provide ingredient kits to households across the region who are in need of a little extra support.

Emma Ratzer MBE from Access Community Trust added:

“People have been affected by the pandemic in many different ways, so we want our boxes to be relevant and helpful to their circumstances. The concept behind our winter kindness boxes is that they feature items relating to physical and mental wellbeing, so alongside the ingredients to prepare a simple winter meal are a wellbeing journal, mindfulness colouring pack, resistance exercise band, pedometer and personal care item”

“These wellbeing boxes have been sourced with lots of thought and attention and by the end of March PINK Orange will have delivered over 12,000 of these boxes over winter to those in need and in addition to our usual PINK Orange ingredient kit offering”.