14th January 2016 – support during cold weather

Posted on January 14, 2016 by helenroberts

snowmanThere is a cold weather alert in place for the next few days across England. 

One of the best ways to keep well during winter is to stay warm.  If you are less mobile, are 65 or over, or have a long term health condition, you should heat your home to at least 18C.

The Warm Homes Healthy People scheme has just been launched in Bradford and district, to help people get advice and practical support during the cold weather.  You can apply online.  Find out if you are eligible here.

There’s lots of good advice, including about getting help with the cost of heating your home, in this booklet, Keep warm, keep well.  You can find out about Winter Fuel Payments and Cold Weather Payments.

Age UK also have a practical Winter wrapped up guide which gives useful tips on heating your home, eating well and other resources to keep warm.