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Help is on hand to keep your home warm this winter

Published Wednesday 6 February 2019 at 9:51

When temperatures drop at this time of year, many people find it hard to keep themselves warm at home.

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day takes place on Friday 15 February and to mark the day Care Network Hub will be hosting ‘Blackburn with Darwen’s Biggest Housewarming’ event from 1pm – 3pm at 9 Town Hall Street, Blackburn, BB2 1AG.

The event, which is open to both residents and professionals, will help to raise awareness of the risks linked to people living in cold homes, as well as the support available to help people combat fuel poverty.  People with long term health conditions, mental health issues, disabilities and families with young children are most at risk from living in a cold home.  The event will also help people to recognise the signs that people are struggling to heat their home.

Why not come along and meet the teams working to keep you warm, save you money and help you stay healthy at home – and see what a difference they can make.

Visitors can find out about:

  • Accessing grants to keep your home warm
  • Boiler servicing and home insulation
  • Advice around managing fuel debt
  • Getting the most out of your benefits
  • Priority Services Register
  • Keeping your bills down
  • Switching energy provider

Advice, information and support will be on hand from Care Network’s Healthy Homes team, the Council’s Home Energy Officer, Lancashire Fire and Rescue, Age UK, Blackburn with Darwen Carers Service, Shelter, CHiL (Cosy Homes in Lancashire) and Rhea.

There will be free hot drinks and soup plus a chance to win one of 5 slow cookers.

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