Keep Warm Keep Well (KWKW) in Pembrokeshire was a programme of support established in October 2022 for residents of Pembrokeshire during the cost of living crisis. Therefore, work took place to connect people to local information, support and services to help them throughout the coldest months of the year. Across Pembrokeshire we saw communities and organisations responding to the crisis offering a range of local solutions including Warm Welcome Community Spaces, hot meals, community activities, plus energy, money, and debt advice.
The campaign was led by the Pembrokeshire Community Hub in partnership with Pembrokeshire County Council, Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS) and a variety of agencies including Hywel Dda Health Board, Emergency Services, and the Voluntary Sector.
PAVS’s Third Sector Health & Wellbeing Facilitator took a lead developing the programme and facilitating fortnightly steering group meetings, which brought together representatives from a wide range of partner organisations. The steering group reported to the Poverty Working Group led by Pembrokeshire County Council.
The Keep Warm, Keep Well in Pembrokeshire Steering Group will shortly be reconvening to look at what support is needed to be put in place this coming winter.