Responders to Warmth to keep Lincolnshire warm and well this winter

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Lincolnshire residents are being reminded of a scheme which is offering help and support to keep warm and heat their homes this winter.

Responders to Warmth, funded by Lincolnshire County Council and the Lincolnshire Community Foundation, is back this October. Over the last year the scheme answered over 1,800 calls from people looking for help and advice.

Responders to Warmth offers:

- Heating repairs and support to find replacement heating

- Emergency oil filled radiator heating

- Practical support and advice

- Insulation

- Heated electric throws, thermal socks, hot water bottles

- Support to join bulk oil purchasing schemes

Coun Mrs Patricia Bradwell, executive member for public health, said: “Keeping warm in winter helps your body to fight flu, pneumonia, heart attacks, strokes and depression. To stay warm at home, the ideal temperature for your main living room is 21°C and 18°C elsewhere.

“But heating your home to the recommended level can be a challenge, especially when things go wrong. People don’t have to feel alone when they are struggling to heat their homes.

“The council is pleased to help fund this worthwhile initiative, which gives practical support to people on low incomes with health problems.”

The scheme is available for people with a chronic, acute or long term illness or disability and low income.

Responders to Warmth may also be available to people on a low income that are responsible for children.

Call the Responders to Warmth helpline on 0845 606 4566 or visit www.responderstowarmth.org to find out more.