Need help to stay warm?
Responders to Warmth has issued a fresh appeal for people facing fuel poverty to get in touch as temperatures tumble.
Responders to Warmth is available to help anyone on a state benefit, or those with a chronic or acute health difficulty, as verified by a professional. It also supports voluntary sector groups in delivering warmth-related services locally.
The services on offer include:
• Loft and cavity wall insulation
• Boiler repair or replacement
• Heating and hot water adaptation
• Warmth related handy- person
• Energy and tariff advice
Fuel poverty is when occupant needs to spend more than ten per cent of their income on energy bills.
Responders to Warmth offers a range of services from warmth-related handy-persons, heating and hot water repairs and adaptations, free insulation, warming meals, blankets and portable heaters through to hot-water bottles, warm clothing and even sleeping bags.
Housing tenure exclusions apply and there is a combined annual household income limit and savings limit in operation. In some instances clients may be asked for a contribution towards measures.
If you fit the eligibility criteria and need assistance in keeping warm this winter please contact Responders to Warmth on 0845 606 4566.
If you work for a voluntary agency Responders would love to hear from you too.