Are you, or someone you know, struggling in the colder weather?
Warm and Safe Wiltshire is a single point of contact cold homes and energy saving advice service set up specifically to assist the health service in Wiltshire. The service is run by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), an independent charity, on behalf of Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council.
The service provides a range of support both over the phone and through home visits. The telephone advice line is available to all residents and provides support which includes information about insulation and heating, guidance on heating systems, advice on understanding energy bills, help with ensuring a client is on the best energy deal, signing residents up to the Priority Services Register and fuel debt support.
For those in need of extra support Wiltshire Community Foundation administer a grant of up to £300 to help vulnerable people with their winter costs. If you are of pension age, receiving Disability Allowance or are suffering from Fuel Poverty then you could be eligible to apply.
Enquiries or applications for the grant can be submitted via Warm and Safe Wiltshire on 0800 038 5722 or via Age UK Wiltshire.