Get winter ready with Age Cymru and Nest
Get Ready for Winter with Age Cymru and Nest
What is Get Ready for Winter?
Get Ready for Winter is a campaign led by Age Cymru and the Welsh Government Warm Homes Nest scheme to help older people in Wales prepare for the colder months ahead.
The rise in energy bills and cost of living crisis means it’s more important than ever to do what you need to do to keep your home warm and yourself safe during winter.
Whether it is getting your boiler serviced, a few changes to help save energy, or knowing who to contact for extra help, there are a few small steps you can take to #GetReadyForWinter.
How can Age Cymru help?
Age Cymru Advice is committed to being the foremost information and advice service on matters affecting older people in Wales. We provide confidential, impartial and expert information and advice to older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals.
Our vision is that every older person in Wales has choice and control over your own lives with easy access to the information and advice you need to help make that a reality.
How can Nest help?
The Welsh Government Warm Homes Nest scheme aims to make homes warmer and more energy-efficient places to live.
Nest offers a range of free, impartial advice and, if you're eligible, a package of free home energy efficiency improvements such as a new boiler, central heating, insulation, or solar panels. This can lower your energy bills and benefit your health and wellbeing.
Thousands of homes in Wales have had free home energy efficiency improvements from Nest, helping reduce energy bills and keep homes comfortable all year round.
Call 0808 808 2244 or visit nest.gov.wales to find out more.
How you can #GetReadyForWinter
Age Cymru and Nest are here for you with free advice and support on what you should do to prepare for the colder months.
- Speak to us: our advice teams can talk to you in Welsh or English via phone, email and more.
- Share our Winter wrapped up guide
- Share our myth-busting leaflet
- Share Nest’s top tips for saving energy guide
- Find out more about Spread the Warmth
- Find out about help with cost of living
Check if you’re eligible for Pension Credit
Pension Credit is a benefit for people over State Pension age. It tops up your income if you’re struggling to make ends meet.
If you're eligible for Pension Credit, it could also entitle you to other benefits too.
It's worth checking whether you're eligible, even if you have checked before. Your circumstances may have changed, which may mean you’re now eligible for Pension Credit even if you previously weren’t.
To make a claim for Pension Credit call the DWP Pension Credit claim line direct on 0800 99 1234 or visit www.gov.uk/pension-credit/how-to-claim. It can be claimed by phone and online.
Find out more about Pension Credit