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Keep Warm, Keep Well

It's important to remember all through the winter to check on older neighbours or relatives, especially those living alone or who have serious illnesses to make sure they are safe warm and well.

Get Free and Impartial Energy Advice to help you Keep Warm and Well

We work closely with a not-for-profit organisation, Act on Energy, who offer free and impartial advice on all matters energy related. For advice on energy issues in your home or small business, speak to one of their advisors by calling 0800 988 2881.  For advice to help you keep warm and well this winter, come to one of our free energy advice surgeries taking place at venues across the district over the autumn and winter months.

Date

Venue

Time

Wednesday 26th September 2018

Kidderminster Library

 

Bewdley Library

9.30-12.30

 

1.30 – 4.30

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

 

Stourport Library

1.30 – 4.30

Wednesday 24th October 2018

Kidderminster Library

 

Bewdley Library

9.30-12.30

 

1.30 – 4.30

Tuesday 6th November

 

Stourport Library

1.30 – 4.30

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Kidderminster Library

 

Bewdley Library

9.30-12.30

 

1.30 – 4.30

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Stourport Library

1.30 – 4.30

 

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Kidderminster Library

 

Bewdley Library

9.30-12.30

 

1.30 – 4.30

Tuesday 8th January 2019

Stourport Library

1.30 – 4.30

 

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Kidderminster Library

 

Bewdley Library

9.30-12.30

 

1.30 – 4.30

Tuesday 5th February 2019

Stourport Library

1.30 – 4.30

 

Wednesday 27th February 2019

Kidderminster Library

 

Bewdley Library

9.30-12.30

 

1.30 – 4.30

Tuesday 5th March 2019

Stourport Library

1.30 – 4.30

 

Wednesday 27th March 2019

Kidderminster Library

 

Bewdley Library

9.30-12.30

 

1.30 – 4.30

Saturday 6th April 2019

St George’s Hall Bewdley

 

10.30 – 2.30

Advice Booklet

The Government has produced an information booklet entitled Keep Warm Keep Well to provide information for Over 60s, Low income families and people living with disability.

Be a Good neighbour

Please check on elderly neighbours or relatives, and:

  • Make sure they are eating and drinking regular hot meals and drinks – perhaps make an extra portion for them next time you're preparing a meal
  • Check that their cupboards are stocked – if not, offer to pick them up some groceries on your next visit to the supermarket
  • Advise them to wear several layers of thin clothes rather than one layer of thick clothing – this keeps warm air trapped
  • Make sure their heating is in good working order and turned on – the temperature of a room that most of their time spent in should be between at least 18 degrees Celsius
  • Ensure they have a couple of thick blankets handy
  • Give them your phone number and make sure it's in a handy place if they do need your help.

 

Keep your home warm, efficiently and safely

  • Heating your home to at least 18 degrees Celsius in winter poses minimal risk to your health when you are wearing suitable clothing
  • Get your heating system and cooking appliances checked and keep your home well ventilated
  • Use your electric blanket as instructed and get it tested every three years. Never use a hot water bottle with an electric blanket
  • Do not use a gas cooker or oven to heat your home; it is inefficient and there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and this can kill
  • Make sure you have a supply of heating oil or LPG or sold fuel if you are not on mains gas or electricty- to make sure you do not run out in winter.

 



Wyre Forest District Council