Age Cymru Powys offers help and advice to keep you staying warm and well in winter.
Age Cymru Powys campaigns to raise public awareness of the health risks that cold weather and a drop in temperature can have on older people.
Each winter, one older person dies every 7 minutes from the cold.
Whilst many of us look forward to the build-up, and buzz of the festive season, many people dread what winter has in store. Winter can be especially hard for many older people living in our communities, especially for those who have lost loved ones along the way.
Our campaign, called Spread the Warmth, aims to help all older people to live more comfortably and safely at home during winter, and to stay connected with others and be a part of what's going on in their community.
We want to make winter more than just 'bearable' for older people. We want all local older people to know that Age Cymru Powys is here to help. We offer a dedicated and confidential information and advice service, talks and awareness sessions, and practical services like home visits and toenail cutting.
The Warm Homes programme can help Powys residents aged over 65 in two ways:
In 2020/21, Age UK identified over £51 million of unclaimed benefits within 6 months, with an average of £3,000 per year secured for each older person.
The handyperson can also offer practical tips to help you keep your fuel bill down.
Keeping warm in the colder months is a huge issue for many homeowners who live in Powys. Many people live in poorly-insulated houses which are not on the main gas grid and are therefore expensive to heat
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Call us on 01686 623707 / 01597 825908 for more information or to book a telephone appointment.
How you can get involved in Spread the Warmth
Please help us reach the older people living in Powys this winter who desperately need our help to keep warm, safe and well and in touch with others.
Get in touch to find out how you can help us to Spread the Warmth – together, we can help people feel warm, healthy and in touch with others this winter – you can contact us here.