WINTER welfare packs are being handed out to vulnerable people.

The Dignity in Life Foundation, a non-for-profit organisation, is giving out the packs which contain hats, scarves, gloves and non-perishable food to vulnerable people aged over 60, who live alone of with others aged over 60.

The foundation, which specialising in personal home-care, is working in partnership with the Ummah Welfare Trust and handed out the first of the packs at Horwich Day Centre last week.

Stella Truman from the centre said: "It has been wonderful for our vulnerable service user within our community to benefit from the Winter Welfare pack to include food and warm clothing.

"It was nice to see a smile on there faces to receive such a nice gesture for no cost at all one lady said you don't get something for nothing these days what is the catch. Keep up the good work in helping the most vulnerable and needy older people in our community."

The packs also contain helpline support numbers for the elderly to call if they need emergency help during the winter, such as picking up medicine and prescriptions.

Project manager Sabiha Mohammed said: "We delivered the first batch of boxes at the day care centre along with some of our volunteers and the elderly people were really happy to receive the packs and for us to visit them.

"We will be doing bulk deliveries this week throughout all day care centres in Bolton with the aim of reaching out to as many people as we can.

"We have more projects in the pipeline — we are in the process of setting up a weekly food bank which will deliver food for those struggling financially. "We will deliver food personally, as well as have a food bank where people can come and pick up food."

To nominate someone for a winter pack, email with their details or drop in to the foundation's new office in the Church

All Souls on Blackburn Road, Bolton.