Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Free help for the elderly in W12

H&F Circle have teamed up with H&F Council and local third sector organisations to help tackle fuel poverty this winter. They would really appreciate your help in spreading the word to older people in the borough who need help warming the home or advice about fuel bills.

Circle is working alongside the Council to help residents stay warm in their homes during severe wintry spells. There’s also advice available about heat insulation, energy bills and benefits that can be claimed. Their Neighbourhood Helpers can assist by gritting and shoveling the path outside the door, measuring the temperature inside homes, giving out blankets or a storage heater, buying shopping, picking up medications and doing errands, fitting carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms, and helping people get to hospital appointments, the doctors, shops, etc

All this help is absolutely free, and they're here to assist anyone, Circle member or not, who needs help with these jobs. Please pass the information to anyone who needs help warming their home and call 0800 112 3448 for more info. Offer ends March 31st. 

This is a really solid initiative, and as we are warned of impending cold weather in the news at the moment, very timely. I can think of at least two people on my road who might need this support. Full marks to the Council and all involved, especially the volunteers.

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