Help is on hand for vulnerable people in sutton
By manishajani | Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 17:41
Sutton Staying Put has joined forces with npower's Health
Through Warmth scheme to help vulnerable residents fight the cold.
The organisations are working together to identify and
support local people who can benefit from the scheme. Health Through Warmth
helps vulnerable homeowners who have an illness which is made worse by living
in a cold home by repairing or installing heating systems.
Caseworkers at Sutton Staying Put, who help elderly people
in the area repair and maintain their homes, can now refer residents to the
npower Health Through Warmth scheme. A
Crisis Fund is available to put towards heating and insulation work needed when
people cannot afford the work themselves.
Sue Bennett from Sutton Staying Put, comments: "Working with
npower Health Through Warmth will bring real benefits to some of the most
vulnerable people in the area.
"We often meet people whose health is suffering due to their
cold living conditions, so are delighted to have access to the npower Health
Through Warmth scheme and Crisis Fund.
Improved warmth, comfort and quality of life will be of great benefit to
Elaine Midwinter, npower Health Through Warmth scheme
manager, added: "We're looking forward to continuing to work with Sutton
Staying Put, not just during the winter but over the coming months too, as now
is the ideal time to install heating and insulation measures before the cold
weather returns, helping to prevent further health problems."
For more information please contact Sutton Staying Put on 020
8409 7061. For more details about Health Through Warmth visit www.healththroughwarmth.com