Warmth for Wellbeing is here to help people on low incomes whose health is at risk from living in a cold home.

 As well as our Freephone helpline, we also offer personalised, face-to-face appointments and home visits, providing practical advice and support around a number of fuel poverty issues:

 

  • Maximising benefits
  • Reducing or managing debts
  • Getting cheaper fuel tariffs
  • Saving on gas and electricity
  • Draught proofing homes
  • Getting off a key metre
  • Getting help to replace an old boiler or get insulation
  • Getting help to access crisis funds

 

Living in a cold home can have a serious impact on health, including risk of heart attacks, strokes and infections, leading to preventable winter deaths.  Negative health effects start at outdoor temperatures of between 4° and 8°C and indoor temperatures of below 18° C

 People most at risk are:

 

  • aged over 65 or under 5
  • have a long term health condition such as heart or lung disease
  • have a mental health condition or dementia
  • disabled
  • pregnant
  • living on a low income

Call the Freephone, local Moneyworks helpline 0800 988 7037 and ask for advice on warm homes.

The Warmth for Wellbeing Project is a partnership led by Citizens Advice Brighton & Hove and funded by the British Gas Energy Trust. The project partners are: Brighton & Hove City Council, Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group, Age UK Brighton & Hove, Money Advice Plus, Brighton Housing Trust, FED Centre for Independent Living, St Luke's Advice Service, Brighton & Hove Energy Saving Co-op, Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project, Hangleton & Knoll Project, Mind in Brighton & Hove, Brighton Women's Centre, British Red Cross, and National Energy Action.

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