Support available to help you keep warm this winter
The following help is available for those on a low income who are at risk of fuel poverty and associated ill health, such as elderly people; people with long-term health conditions; disabled or frail people; those in low quality housing with damp or black mould; people with young children; and homeless people:
Hotspots referral scheme: a scheme that can provide help with free insulation, energy advice, benefit checks and fire safety checks. See the Hotspots page for more information.
Practical support: a 'keep warm' pack (hat, scarf, gloves, blanket etc.); basic draught-proofing; a boiler service; small home repairs; or an emergency heater if the primary source of heating fails. This support will be delivered by home improvement agencies.
Outreach activities: locally advertised events to provide information and support to vulnerable people during the winter months, via coffee mornings and lunch clubs for example.
Winter weather village agent schemes: support to develop volunteer schemes in rural areas, to help vulnerable people isolated by bad weather. For more information, call Rural Action Yorkshire on 0845 313 0270.
This help has been made available via the 'Warmer Together' project. For more information and referral forms, see the North Yorkshire 'warmer together' partnership page.