This week our Community Engagement Officer Jonas Bartle, who covers Blackpool visited the @ the Grange Community Hub in Grange Park which is run by the charity Groundwork who have joined forces with Lancashire Police and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Services to provide “Winter Warm Home Packs” to the elderly and vulnerable residents of the Grange Park Community. As well as goodies such as handmade blankets, soup, flasks, socks, hats, gloves, neck warmers, mugs and hot water bottles etc the packs also include practical tips on keeping warm as well as light bulbs and thermometers. @the Grange has recently set up the Grange Park task force working with the Police, local schools, social housing providers and local GP’s to support the most vulnerable and isolated members of the community. Cath Powell Community Development Manager @ the Grange said “ In just a few weeks the setting up of the Grange Park Task force has proved really successful and we have been able to help many local residents” The warm home packs will be given out by the PCSO’s and the Community Support worker @ the Grange. PCSO Ali Williams of the neighbourhood policing team said “This task force is a way of keeping in touch with our most vulnerable residents as a multi-agency network of support. We would like to ask for help from local  people who can knit and/or crochet by asking for blankets to be made to add to our packs. We will be going around the estate from Monday 14th December handing out these items so donations would need to be in before then. They can be dropped off @ the Grange throughout the week. Thanks to all who have donated so far!”