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Emergency Heating

  • Location: Bank House
  • Price: Free
Call 01905 724294 for more info

Loaning a heater from us is free but must be returned to us once you are finished with it.

Please note, this service is not available outside Age UK Worcester & Malvern Hills - Head Office's catchment area.

Email: info@ageukwmh.org
Telephone: 01905 724294

We can loan out electrical heaters to people over the age of 50 and living in Worcester & Malvern Hills, during the winter months. The heaters will be loaned out to you in the event that your heating fails or that it is not sufficient enough to heat up your home.

Why it is important to keep warm

Serious health implications can be caused by being exposed to the cold for long periods of time. Each winter one older person dies every seven minutes from the cold weather. Many of these deaths could be prevented if everyone lived in a warm home. Last winter many older people died from the cold weather in Worcester & Malvern Hills alone. That's why we offer emergency heating to those who need it during the winter months.

Availability

Loaning a heater from us is free but must be returned to us once you are finished with it. We do not have a huge amount, so heaters will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Heaters are available from October - March each year.

Get a free home energy check with us

As part of our At Home Services, our handyperson can visit you, for free, to check and ensure that your home is energy efficient this winter. He will be able to provide you with recommendations and also fit energy efficient equipment if needed.

Struggling to pay for your heating?

Did you know you could be eligible for a Winter Fuel payment? We can help you get what you may be entitled to by carrying out a free Benefit Check. You may find that you are entitled to many other benefits as well!