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Keep your home warm to stay healthy this winter.

Find out how to make your home warmer and keep energy costs down.

Being warm and cosy in your home will help protect you and your family’s health.

Who is more at risk from the cold?

  • Over 65s
  • Children under 5 years old
  • Pregnant women
  • People with a long term health condition such as diabetes, respiratory illnesses, heart, liver or kidney disease or neurological disease.
  • People with a weak immune system
  • People with a disability

 

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Get Ready for Winter!

Don’t leave it too late – make sure you get your flu jab and make sure your home is ready before the cold weather arrives.

Top Tips

  • Get your flu jab if you are eligible (It’s free for people over 65, anyone with a long term condition, carers, pregnant women and young children). Speak to your GP or pharmacist for more information.
  • Keep your bedroom windows closed at night.
  • Make sure you have enough food and supplies in the house if a cold snap is forecast.
  • If you take medications make sure you take them regularly and have enough in stock in case you can’t get out of the house.
  • Keep your home warm. If you are having trouble with your heating system or paying your bills, there is help available. Call one of the organisations listed here for help and advice.

Are you dreading winter this year?

Perhaps you’re worrying about how to pay for your heating bills?

If you have concerns about paying for your heating, there is help and advice available.

Being too cold can cause problems for your breathing and lead to a bad chest or more serious illnesses such as a stroke or heart attack.

Do you need more information on keeping you and your home warm and healthy this winter?

Is your heating system or boiler in good working condition?
Call the Save Energy Advice Line to find out more about free heating system checks and advice – 0800 043 0151

Is your home well insulated?
Call the Save Energy Advice Line for information – 0800 043 0151

Are you receiving the right benefits?
Contact Citizen’s Advice Halton for free advice – 0344 477 2121

Are you eligible for a warm homes discount?
The Save Energy Advice Line can tell you more about the scheme. Call 0800 043 0151

Are you struggling to pay for your gas and electricity?
Contact Citizen’s Advice Halton for free advice – 0344 477 2121

If you need further advice or help with heating your home, contact these organisations to find out what help is available.

Save Energy Advice Line 0800 043 0151
www.epplus.org.uk 0151 637 3670

Other organisations that can offer help and advice:

  • Age UK 01928 575 400
  • Halton Borough Council 0303 333 4300
  • Citizen’s Advice Halton 0344 477 2121
  • Winter Fuel Payment Helpline 0345 915 1515
  • Warm Home Discount Scheme 0345 603 9439
  • Energy Saving Trust 0300 123 1234
  • NHS non emergency number 111

If you rent your home, even from a private landlord, your landlord is obliged to ensure your heating system is safe and in good working order. Contact them if you have any doubts. Halton’s Environmental Protection Team can help if you have issues with your landlord. Call 0303 333 4300 or email environmental.protection@halton.gov.uk

Switch and Save with the Collective Switch

The Collective Switch aims to negotiate the cheapest energy tariff on the market, which will only be available to its members.

The Collective Switch also includes a full market comparison, so if the winning deals aren’t right for you, you can find one that is.

The service is free, and there’s no obligation to switch if you decide not to.

Help and support is also available from Energy Advisors who can guide you through your top offers and help you complete your switch.

It only takes 15 minutes to switch and members saved an average of £235 a year on their energy bills in our last Autumn switch.

Registration closes at midnight on Monday 16th October.

To join the Collective Switch visit www.LCRenergyswitch.co.uk or call the local Save Energy Advice Line on freephone 0800 043 0151, where you can also get free and impartial advice about saving energy at home.