One of the best ways of keeping yourself well is to stay warm, as cold homes can have a significant impact on your health. Is a cold home affecting your health? Maintaining a warm home can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, respiratory illness and depression.
You can be more vulnerable to cold-related illnesses because of one or more of the following:
- You are over 65
- You are disabled
- You are on a low income (so can't afford heating)
- You have a long-term health condition (such as heart, lung or kidney disease)
What we can do
We offer a wide range of help and assistance to help you stay warm and safe in your home, such as:
- Loft insulation
- Draught proofing
- Fitting thermostatic radiator valves
- Boiler repairs (or replacements if needed),
- Boiler servicing
- Storage heaters (repair or replacement)
- Gas safety works
There are some grants available for vulnerable people or those on a low income.
Please contact us for free advice and assistance.
For more information download our Keeping Warm at Home leaflet.