18th Aug, 2017

Council warn of cold stint ahead

Solihull Editorial 13th Jan, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

AS THE weather turns colder, Solihull Council is urging people to stay warm and stay safe.

As well as offering residents help, advice and practical support via the Winter Warmth helpline, the Council is also asking people to lend a helping hand to vulnerable friends, relatives or neighbours.

The Winter Warmth helpline provides help not only for those who are elderly or unwell but also for anyone who is struggling to stay warm.

Coun Ken Meeson, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “With the first really cold weather of this winter on its way, we want people to know that they are not alone and there is help on offer to make sure that they can stay warm and healthy in their homes.

“I would urge anyone with concerns to phone our helpline and I would also ask other residents for their help in keeping an eye on their older and vulnerable friends or neighbours this winter.”

More information can be found online at www.solihull.gov.uk/winterwarmth and the Winter Warmth helpline can be called on 0121 704 8080, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.


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