Top 5 ways to stay warm
16th Jan 2013
The Age UK Handypeople know a thing or two about keeping warm; Ken and Chris have been working together to keep homes warm and energy efficient in Milton Keynes for years.
So, who better to share some top tips about keeping warm over winter? Watch the video, to hear their easy-to-follow advice.
What is the handyperson service?
The handyperson service is a great way for older people to find some extra help with small jobs - making life easier and safer around the home.
Services differ from place to place - and not every local Age UK is able to offer a handyperson service - but these are the sorts of jobs that those who do can usually help with:
• Small repairs - putting up curtain rails, shelves and pictures
• Safety measures - fitting smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and grab rails
• Home security - door and window locks, door chains and door viewers
• Energy efficiency checks - installing draught excluders, radiator heat reflectors and energy efficient lightbulbs
There are many handyperson services operating across the country, some of these may charge and some can even be free. Ken and Chris work with Age UK Milton Keynes.
To find out if your local Age UK operates a handyperson service in your area, call our Advice line on 0800 169 65 65
Read more about local handyperson services, and the Age UK Handyvan scheme.
More tips and advice:
If you want more top tips on keeping warm in your home, check out our online guide to energy efficiency and our tips for preparing your house for winter.