KEEP WARM, keep well – that’s the message Age UK and Solihull Council are sending out to residents across the borough this winter.
The annual Winter Warmth campaign, which is co-ordinated by Solihull Council and Age UK Solihull, has been launched to help people stay warm and well this winter.
Residents can call the Solihull Winter Warmth Helpline for advice, tips and practical help on keeping warm and making their home more energy efficient.
The service is not just for elderly or unwell residents; it is for anyone who needs help staying warm this winter.
The helpline can give information on emergency heaters, making a warm home discount application and practical help on making homes warmer this winter.
Councillor Karen Grinsell, cabinet member for adult social care and health, said: “The Winter Warmth campaign will help keep people safe and warm during the cold winter months.
“Please look out for anyone that may need support from this campaign and ring the helpline for advice.
“To help you stay well this winter please also get your free NHS flu jab at your GP or pharmacy if you are eligible.
“This includes people aged 65 and over, people with long-term health conditions and carers.”
Lucy Garratt, director of services at Age UK Solihull, said: “Cold weather can be dangerous for some residents.
“Older people and residents with breathing or cardiovascular illnesses are particularly at risk and therefore it is essential that people call the helpline if they are having any difficulty staying warm.”
For more information visit the Age UK Solihull website or call the council’s helpline on 0121 704 8080, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.