cold can have an immense impact on someone’s life; a warm home is crucial for
keeping people healthy but unfortunately some Hertfordshire residents struggle
to stay warm in their home.
Homes which are properly insulated with cavity or
solid wall and also loft insulation are cheaper and easier to heat and stay
warm longer. Even simple energy efficiency measures such as draught proofing
and radiator reflectors can make a difference.
people, those with very young children and those in poor health are recommended
to heat their living room to 21°C during the day and the bedroom to 18°C at
anxiety about fuel bills can often deter people from doing this.
The Herts Healthy Homes partnership can
be a lifeline for these people. Last winter, Herts Healthy Homes supported
thousands of residents and helped them to stay warm and well in their homes.
Working with the 10 district
councils, the NHS and key voluntary organisations, Hertfordshire County Council
puts in place a number of measures each winter to help vulnerable people and
those on low incomes. These include:
- Home visits to give advice and practical support to
help you stay warm, well and active
- Small repairs like broken windows and badly fitted
- Advice on paying your bills and budgeting
including grants to help pay fuel bills and make home
- Draught proofing / emergency heaters
- Fire safety and home security checks
If you, or
someone you know, needs help to keep their home warm this winter call HertsHelp
0300 123 4044 (local rate) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org