Living in a cold home can harm your health. It can make a range of health conditions worse, such as breathing and heart problems, and asthma in children. It can also impact on your mental wellbeing.
You don’t have to sit at home wrapped in blankets to keep the cold away – follow our thrifty winter tips to keep your house warm this winter. Find out if you can get a free Warm Home Check. This visit can help with the little things like changing your gas or electricity supplier so that your bills are lower, small repairs to heating or loans of heating equipment, and installing draft excluders and for some people it can help get access to with more expensive items such as free or reduced-cost replacement boilers or heating systems.
If you know of a family with young children, an older person or someone with health difficulties who feels cold at home and is on a low income, then let them know about this free service.