Keep warm this winter

Stories this week via – bbc.co.uk ageuk.org.uk wjr.org.uk

Health and loneliness fears for the elderly this winter.

This BBC article highlights findings from an Age UK’s report which says 3.5 million people aged 65+ in the UK are not getting any help, support or companionship from neighbours. With more than 21% of over 65s saying they are concerned about being stranded at home, people are being asked to call in on their elderly neighbours this winter. Read the full article

Are you eligible to receive help to pay your heating bills?

If you were born on or before 5 July 1951 you could get between £100 and £300 tax-free to help pay your heating bills. Find out more about winter fuel payments, if you’re eligible and how to claim if you don’t already receive them…

Spread the Warmth

With over a third of people in the UK aged 65+ saying they are dreading the cold weather in winter, Age UK launches Spread the Warmth – a campaign to stop older people suffering and dying needlessly in winter. Get some advice from Age UK on how to keep warm this winter.

Operation Winter Survival

World Jewish Relief launches their 2012 campaign to help people living in the Ukraine who cannot afford to heat their homes and are facing temperatures as low as -35ºC this winter. Find out more about the campaign

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