Scheme for elderly Sidmouth residents to keep warm this winter

PUBLISHED: 16:31 16 October 2009 | UPDATED: 10:40 18 June 2010

ELDERLY Sidmouth residents can get free advice on how to stay warm this winter thanks to a new scheme.

ELDERLY Sidmouth residents can get free advice on how to stay warm this winter thanks to a new scheme.

Age Concern and Help the Aged have teamed up with British Gas to produce an information pack offering "essential advice" such keeping up with heating bills, and tips on insulation.

A spokesperson for the charity said: "With many older people forced to cut back on food shopping, or live in just one heated room of their house to save on fuel bills, it is vital they take steps now to ensure they don't get caught out by the cold this winter.

"Simple measures such as switching to low energy light-bulbs and ensuring your hot water tank is properly insulated can have a big impact on energy and fuel bills. It's also crucial that older people find out if they apply for benefits this winter."

Free advice packs can be ordered by phoning 0800 1692 081.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald