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Free home energy checks for older people

Older woman adjusting thermostat

Published on 29 October 2020 04:00 PM

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin has once again been successful in securing additional funding to offer free and impartial home energy checks for over 60s.

Keeping warm in the colder months is a huge issue for many homeowners who live in Shropshire. Many people live in poorly insulated houses that are not on the main gas grid and are therefore expensive to heat. Shockingly around 300 older people die every winter in Shropshire from cold-related causes.

We’re delivering our free advisory service in partnership with another local charity: Marches Energy Agency. We’re not trying to sell you anything, the telephone consultation offers impartial advice to make your home warmer and could save you money on your heating bills.

Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, said: ‘We are always concerned about the health of older people during the winter and with the added concern of the pandemic, we want to ensure older people have adequate heating for their homes.’

‘This scheme is always very popular, I am delighted we have been able to secure the funding for a fourth year running to support older people keep their homes warm. Last year we visited over 100 older people who were desperate for help to reduce their energy bills but didn’t know where to turn, so please do pick up the phone and talk to us.’

If you would like a free Home Energy Check call Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin on 01743 233 123.

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