LIVE - The magazine for Optivo residents Winter 2017 - Page 2

Welcome to the second edition of LIVE magazine for Optivo residents. Thank you for your great response to the first edition of LIVE, we really appreciate your feedback and ideas for future articles. It’s great to know you’re reading LIVE and find it useful. In this edition, our theme is ‘support in winter’. We know this season can be expensive so you’ll find some great money saving ideas for gifts over the festive season (page five), information on looking after your health during the cold weather (page four) and top tips for keeping cosy without spending a fortune on heating bills (page six). Contents Winter health 4 London News 8 Save your energy 6 Kent News 10 Midlands News 14 Sussex News 12 On page three, read about our resident Alex, who is settling into a new home for Christmas after a particularly difficult year. Also spare a thought for some of our vulnerable, older residents, who are alone at this time of year. Our volunteering programme aims to offer them the support they need. If you’d like to get involved, read more on page four. All the best for the festive season and a very happy 2018! Hannah and Jen, LIVE Editorial Team Contact the Editorial Team Hannah Mouland hannah.mouland@optivo.org.uk 0203 202 3742 Jennifer Bates jennifer.bates@optivo.org.uk 01795 434686 Winter 2017 The magazine for Optivo residents STAY WELL THIS WINTER Win a £500 shopping spree! News from … your region 1 Our online service MyAccount, is a great way to keep on top of your rent account, report repairs and check all the details we hold about you are correct. If you sign up and verify your account by 17 December 2017, we’ll enter you into our draw to win £500 of shopping vouchers. To find out more, turn to the back page. 2