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Winter Wellbeing

Cold weather can affect your health and ability to get out and about. This page provides information on staying well and connected during the winter months. 

Welcome Spaces are places where people can gather for free in a warm, safe place and enjoy a hot drink and some company. 

Find a Welcome Space on the Leeds Directory


Want to volunteer? 

Many Welcome Spaces are run by local voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in the city. If you are interested, get in touch with your local Welcome Space to find out how to get involved. 

You can also register to become a volunteer with Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL). Search for volunteer opportunities on the Doing Good Leeds website(external link) or email

If you're not very mobile, are 65 or over, or have a health condition, such as heart or lung disease, heat your home to at least 18C (65F).

NHS Leeds has created a useful guide on keeping warm this winter to help you stay warm and well. 

Keeping Warm | Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust

Winter brings many challenges linked to cold weather and infections, including flu and coronavirus. 

Public Health Leeds have created a checklist to help ensure that people at risk of illness due to cold weather can access key support. 

Winter wellbeing checklists |

Last updated: 11/22/2023