Age UK Solihull and the Community Advice Hubs are working hard to help vulnerable households keep warm this winter. This includes older people, families with young children and those living with disabilities, long-term conditions and other illnesses that mean they are more at risk during the cold weather, for example, diabetes and dementia.
If you are vulnerable to the effects of the cold we may be able to provide support such as:
- Temporary oil-filled radiators if you have a heating breakdown
- A duvet, fleece blanket or electric underblanket*
- Support with fuel debt
- Purchasing warm clothing and household essentials
*If you already have an electric blanket, we can swap it for a new one if it is over three years old or has visible signs of wear and tear.
If you need advice on keeping warm during this difficult winter please contact the Winter Warmth Helpline on 0121 704 8080 (you may need to leave a message and we will call you back) or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are housebound and have no one to help you we can, in some instances, deliver items to your home.
Please note: we have limited stocks and will prioritise those most vulnerable to the cold and on a low income. If you can afford to purchase your own items please use a reputable retailer. We cannot provide over-blankets or heated throws.
Find out more about the Winter Warmth campaign