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Author: Age NI Enterprises
Published on 08 November 2011 12:00 PM

‘Are you prepared for winter?’ asks Age NI Enterprises


As temperatures continue to drop and the nights start drawing in, now is the time to make sure you are prepared for the winter season and examine your home insurance to see whether you have the necessary protection in place in case of another harsh winter.

For the past two years Northern Ireland has experienced the most severe winter weather conditions for 30 years. Last year in particular saw householders experience difficulties with boiler damage, frozen pipes, and flooding.  Age NI Enterprises, the commercial services arm of Age NI, is urging older people to prepare for winter as part of the charity’s Spread the Warmth campaign. 

Ron Warwick, General Manager of Age NI Enterprises said, ‘The Spread the Warmth campaign is about making winter better for older people.  Many people in later life can feel like prisoners in their own homes during extreme weather conditions, isolated and cut off from the rest of the community. Combine these feelings of isolation with flooding or burst pipes and you have a recipe for a very miserable winter for those in later life.’

Ron added, ‘Age NI Enterprises is urging older people to check their home insurance to ensure that they are adequately covered for winter.  It’s always a good idea to do this regularly. Age NI Enterprises offers home insurance designed with the over 50’s in mind, that can be paid by monthly instalments at no extra cost (0% APR Representative).  The home insurance, is provided by an award winning insurer, Ageas Insurance Limited[1], and offers a choice of buildings or contents cover, or both, a 24-hour domestic emergency service, ‘new for old cover’ and an identity theft helpline.’

If you would like to speak to someone about your home insurance needs in advance of the harsh winter months please visit www.ageni.org/buy or call 0808 100 4545. Alternatively you can pop into the Age NI Enterprises office, 10 College Street Belfast, to speak to someone face to face about your insurance needs.

Age NI Enterprises Limited is an Appointed Representative of Age UK Enterprises Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority for insurance mediation.

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Notes to Editors

[1] Winner of Claims Initiative of the Year and winner of Customer Care, British Insurance Awards - 2010 Ageas Insurance Limited. ACONI1576V1JUL11

About Age NI
Age NI is the new charity combining Age Concern NI and Help the Aged in Northern Ireland. The Age UK family includes Age Scotland, Age Cymru, and Age NI.

Age NI delivers care services, provides advice and advocacy, fundraises and influences decision-makers to improve later life for us all. Age NI tackles ageism where it exists, fights for enough money for older people to live in dignity and demands the quality of care that people in later life deserve.  Visit www.ageni.org to find out more about the charity. 

Age NI is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in Northern Ireland: registered office address 3 Lower Crescent, Belfast, BT7 1NR.  Company number NI071940, HMRC Charity reference number XTI4600.  


About Age NI Enterprises
To fund its charitable activities, Age NI needs a constant flow of independent income. It seeks to achieve this through a balance of traditional fund raising and trading activities.

The trading activities, through Age NI Enterprises enable it to meet the needs of older people, through products specifically designed to meet these needs; quality products such as general insurance and personal alarms.  Age NI Enterprises is the commercial services arm of Age NI.
Age NI Enterprises incorporates: personal alarms, travel insurance, motor insurance, home insurance and funeral plans. Log on to www.ageni.org/buy for details.

Age NI Enterprises works in partnership with Age UK Enterprises.

Age UK Enterprises is part of the Social Enterprise Coalition; an organisation that represents a wide range of social enterprises with the overarching aim of working in partnership for the creation of effective sector products, services and knowledge-sharing networks to help stimulate and encourage growth, development and sustainability of social enterprises in England.

Age UK Enterprises Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority for insurance mediation (311438). Age UK Enterprises Limited is registered in England and Wales No. 3156159, registered office: Astral House, 1268 London Road, London SW16 4ER. VAT Number: 710 3843 66. Age UK Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Age UK (registered charity No. 1128267 and registered company No. 06825798) and donates its net profits to Age UK.

Age UK England (charity number 261794) has merged with Help the Aged (charity number 272786) to form Age UK, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England: registered office address Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA, company number 6825798, registered charity number 1128267.

Age NI Enterprises is based at 10 College Street, Belfast BT1 6BT 

Age UK

For media enquiries relating to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland please contact the appropriate national office: Age Scotland on 0131 668 8055, Age Cymru on 029 2043 1562 and Age NI on 028 9024 5729.

Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern and Help the Aged, dedicated to improving later life.

We provide free information, advice and support to over five million people; commercial products and services to over one million customers; and research and campaign on the issues that matter to people in later life. Our work focuses on five key areas: money matters, health and well being, home and care, work and training and leisure and lifestyle. We work with our national partners, Age Scotland, Age Cymru and Age NI (together the Age UK Family), our local Age UK partners in England and local Age Concerns. We also work internationally for people in later life as a member of the DEC and with our sister charity Help Age International.

Age UK is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England (registered charity number 1128267 and company number 6825798). Age Concern England and Help the Aged (both registered charities), and their trading and other associated companies merged on the 1st April 2009. Together they have formed the Age UK Group (“we”).  Charitable services are offered through Age UK and commercial products are offered by the Charity’s trading companies, which donate their net profits to Age UK (the Charity). 

Age UK Enterprises

To fund its charitable activities, Age UK needs a constant flow of independent income. It seeks to achieve this through a balance of traditional fund raising and trading activities.

The trading activities, through Age UK Enterprises enable it to meet the needs of older people, through products specifically designed to meet these needs; quality products such as general insurance and energy Services.  Age UK Enterprises is the commercial services arm of Age UK.

Age UK Enterprises incorporates: Age UK Energy, Age UK Insurance Services and Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plans. Log on to www.ageuk.org.uk/products for details.

Age UK Motor Insurance is now proudly on Which? Magazine’s Recommended Providers List of car insurers. Which? Magazine analyse the whole UK car insurance market to find out which brands offer the best policies. Instead of picking Best Buys based on specific scenarios (that are only relevant in specific cases), the experts at Which? magazine focus on the quality of policies.

Age UK Enterprises is part of the Social Enterprise Coalition; an organisation that represents a wide range of social enterprises with the overarching aim of working in partnership for the creation of effective sector products, services and knowledge-sharing networks to help stimulate and encourage growth, development and sustainability of social enterprises in England.

Age UK Enterprises scooped up the ‘Customer Care Award’ at the prestigious 2010 British Insurance Awards. The judges singled out Age UK Enterprises for its exceptional customer service which is provided by Ageas Insurance Ltd, as well as for glowing customer testimonials with a ‘world-class’ customer satisfaction score of 85 per cent, and 89 per cent of customers saying that they would recommend Age UK Enterprises/Ageas (Insurance UK).

Age UK Enterprises Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority for insurance mediation (311438) and to introduce potential annuity customers. Age UK Enterprises Limited is registered in England and Wales No. 3156159, registered office: Tavis House,1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA. VAT Number: 710 3843 66. Age UK Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Age UK (registered charity No. 1128267 and registered company No. 06825798) and donates its net profits to Age UK.

Age UK England (charity number 261794) has merged with Help the Aged (charity number 272786) to form Age UK, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England: registered office address Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA, company number 6825798, registered charity number 1128267.

 

For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575