Stay warm this winter

THE county council is spending an extra £296,000 on projects to keep vulnerable people warm and healthy this winter.

It has been given Government funding to help tackle fuel poverty, build on cold weather planning and support people through periods of extreme weather.

The programme will be delivered in partnership with district and borough councils, the NHS and voluntary and community sector organisations.

Vulnerable people, including the elderly or disabled or families with children on low incomes can get advice on keeping warm and well in winter and signposting to help from trained staff and volunteers in key agencies, advice on maximising income through local money or benefit advice services and a Winter Home Check service for eligible vulnerable households, which offers advice on how to keep their homes warm.

For more information contact Social Care Direct 0345 60 80 191.