Advice for keeping warm this winter
As temperatures fall and energy bills rise, North Kesteven District Council wants to make vulnerable residents aware of a scheme to help them stay warm this winter.
NKDC has introduced their Responders to Warmth (R2W) campaign, which offers advice and help on keeping warm and comfortable for anyone on a state benefit or those with a chronic health difficulty verified by a professional.
Services on offer include loft and cavity wall insulation, boiler repair or replacement, blankets and portable heaters and the offer of warm meals and clothing, hot water bottles and sleeping bags.
NKDC Executive Board Member Coun Richard Wright, said: “Fuel poverty is where someone is unable to afford to heat their home adequately, and as energy prices go up it is likely that another 2,000 or so county households will struggle to keep warm this winter, equivalent to six small villages.
“With most of these having low-income, elderly or vulnerable occupants, we see it as critical to the general wellbeing of our residents that we make them aware of the opportunities available through Responders to Warmth so they don’t need to shiver with little or no heating.”
All services are subject to meeting eligibility criteria. Support is freely available but in some instances clients may be asked to make a contribution towards measures.
If you believe you are eligible for assistance keeping warm this winter, contact Responders to Warmth on 0845 606 4566, email firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.responderstowarmth.co.uk
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Weather for Sleaford
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Temperature: 11 C to 23 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: North west
Temperature: 13 C to 17 C
Wind Speed: 15 mph
Wind direction: East