Many older and vulnerable people will have difficulty in keeping warm in the winter months and being cold can increase the risk of colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and depression.
If a house is un-insulated then heat escapes through the walls (heat will always flow from a warm area to a cold one) and will not only let out the heat but it’ll increase electric and gas bills.
So, if you or you know someone, who needs help with keeping warm this winter, call Herts Healthy Homes to arrange a free insulation check of the loft and cavity walls of their home.
Herts Healthy Homes can also help by putting in measures to prevent draughts, reduce condensation and damp to save energy in their home and can provide emergency heating such as heaters, heated blankets and grants.
To arrange for a home visit or for free information and support to help you stay safe and healthy in your own home, call HertsHelp on 0300 123 4044.
** local rate, calls cost no more than a national rate call to a 01 or 02 number, Mon - Fri 8am to 6pm.
Hertfordshire County Council, the NHS (Herts Valleys and East & North Herts Clinical Commissioning Groups) and Hertfordshire’s Public Health are working in partnership with the 10 district councils and the voluntary sector.