Winter Warmth

There are a number of reasons for cold related illness and mortality from poorly insulated homes to sustained low indoor temperatures. Living room temperatures should ideally be kept at 70F (21C) and above whereas bedroom temperatures should be kept at a minimum of 64F (18C).


Being cold, even for just a short amount of time can be very dangerous as it increases the risk of associated health problems and preventable deaths during the winter.
The dedicated helpline can offer you help with emergencies such as providing temporary heaters, electric blankets, grants, finding a tradesperson or can offer general advice on finding your cheapest energy supplier, benefits and debt.
If you find yourself requiring assistance this winter telephone the helpline:
Winter Warmth Helpline:  0121 704 8080
This line is open 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday.  If you have a heating emergency outside of these hours and you have a vulnerable adult or child in your household, contact Social Services Emergency Duty Team on 0121 605 6060.
You can also request a free temperature/information card, packed full of information and tips

Being cold, even for just a short amount of time can be very dangerous as it increases the risk of associated health problems and preventable deaths during the winter. The dedicated helpline can offer you help with emergencies such as providing temporary heaters, electric blankets, grants, finding a tradesperson or can offer general advice on finding your cheapest energy supplier, benefits and debt.


If you find yourself requiring assistance this winter telephone the helpline: Winter Warmth Helpline:  0121 704 8080. This line is open 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

 

If you have a heating emergency outside of these hours and you have a vulnerable adult or child in your household, contact Social Services Emergency Duty Team on 0121 605 6060.

 

You can also request a free temperature/information card, packed full of information and tips.

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Community Advice Hubs

Age UK Solihull has been commissioned by Solihull Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group to provide the Solihull Community Information & Advice Hubs. Located in Chelmsley Wood and Central Solihull, the Hubs enable all residents aged 18 or over to receive high quality information, advice and access to services that meet their needs.

In the first full year (Apr 2015 - Mar 2016), 7,054 people accessed the Community Advice Hubs. 19,477 contacts were made with customers or on their behalf. 5,986 referrals were made to local partner organisations that could help support individuals with their specific needs.

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Happy New Year to you!
January is the time when many of us make (and break!) our New Year’s resolutions.  One of your promises to yourself for 2015 may be to get around to making a Will.   It’s never a pleasant subject to think about, but it is the most selfless act you can do for your family and friends, and once it is done, you can relax knowing that your wishes will be taken care of.  When you make your Will, after taking care of your family and friends, perhaps you would let us know if you do decide to leave something to Age UK Solihull, so that we can thank you for doing so and keep you informed of our services, events and activities?  For help in preparing your Will, click herJanuary is the time when many of us make (and break!) our New Year’s resolutions.  One of your promises to yourself for 2015 may be to get around to making a Will.   It’s never a pleasant subject to think about, but it is the most selfless act you can do for your family and friends, and once it is done, you can relax knowing that your wishes will be taken care of.  When you make your Will, after taking care of your family and friends, perhaps you would let us know if you do decide to leave something to Age UK Solihull, so that we can thank you for doing so and keep you informed of our services, events and activities?  For help in preparing your Will, click

Solihull Healthy Minds monthly drop-in sessions (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies - IAPT)

Feeling stressed or anxious?

If you are aged 50 or over, join our free confidental service aimed at supporting you to find techniques and coping strategies to get back to enjoying life. Our drop-in service is available on the 1st Wednesday of each month between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

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You can request this information in formats suitable to meet your communication and/or information needs if you have a disability, impairment or sensory loss.

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