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Help for Older People to Stay Safe and Warm this Winter

Published on 09 October 2018 12:19 PM

Help for older people to stay safe and warm this winter.

This winter Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland will offer a range of support to help keep the homes of our older population warm and fuel efficient. The project has been funded by E.ON and First Utility and the support offered will be free to residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The support available includes practical steps and equipment to help improve energy efficiency such as free home energy checks carried out by our own handyperson and the supply and fitting of equipment to reduce fuel consumption and increase fuel efficiency. Alongside this we’ll be giving out information leaflets on saving energy, keeping warm in winter and advice on how to reduce energy bills but still keep warm and well.

We can also offer information and advice on the Warm Home Discount Scheme and welfare benefits to make sure older people know what their entitlements are and will support people to maximise their income by helping them claim benefits.

The support is free and available to anyone who is over 65 and is also either:

  • Living on a low income
  • Have a disability
  • Living with a long term health condition
  • Living in a hard to heat property

For further information about any of the support listed above, please contact Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland’s Advice Line on 0116 2992278 between 11am - 4pm Monday to Friday or email