The following information could apply to you or your cared for
It is important to keep warm in colder weather, especially during the winter. We are all more vulnerable to colds and infections and these are more serious if you have underlying health problems and as you get older. You should not have to worry about the cost of fuel to heat your home. The Council can offer advice on how to deal with the rising costs of electricity and gas, they may be able to help you.
As you get older you may find it more difficult to keep warm. If you have a disability or have ill health it can also be difficult. This can be because you are less active and spend more time at home, or because of your health problems.
NHS Choices offers lots of information and advice for keeping warm and well in winter, including for example Flu Jab, Eating well in winter, Keeping your home warm, wearing warm clothes etc. Click on the link below to read the facts for a warm and well winter.
Winter Fuel Payment
If you are aged 60 or over, you could be entitled to help with paying your fuel bill in winter. Most people get this automatically, but if you think you need to make a claim then you can call the Winter Fuel Allowance helpline.
Winter Fuel Allowance Helpline
Phone: 0845 915 1515
Home Heat Helpline
In the run up to winter the Home Heat Helpline campaign is keen to raise awareness of the advice and help available for people who may be struggling to stay warm and manage their energy bills.
Home Heat Helpline offer a free and confidential helpline, which provides advice to callers and puts them in touch with services to help with staying warm and well in winter.
Home Heat Helpline has helped over 450,000 people since its launch in 2005. Last year, over 30,000 people called the Helpline. For more information please visit www.homeheathelpline.org.uk/