Leaflet gets to the Crookes of matter

Crookes Forum launch new booklet
Crookes Forum launch new booklet
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Help is at hand for elderly people in an area of Sheffield as winter weather continues.

A new booklet – designed to prevent Crookes residents from becoming isolated in cold temperatures – has been launched.

Community group Crookes Forum joined forces with Oliver Coppard, Labour parliamentary candidate for Sheffield Hallam, to publish the pamphlet, which includes details on local community groups, health services organisations and events.

The information has been tailored for the elderly population of about 2,500 people.

The booklet is available from shops, pharmacies and churches across Crookes.

Mr Coppard said: “The booklet is the result of work I started last year, bringing together the forum with churches and local people to find out just what the problems were being faced by older people.”

He added: “They told us there’s a big information gap.

“There is help and support out there and a sense of community spirit, but it’s not always easy to find details of what’s going on. All too often information is shared online, which can limit some people’s ability to find it.”