Are you cold in your home?

For the second year in a row, Andrews Sykes teamed up with CACT and contributed to the Stay Warm Stay Safe campaign - a scheme aimed at residents who may be at risk during the colder months.

The initiative is run on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and provides care to people over 60, young or vulnerable people or anyone having difficulties paying winter fuel bills.

With cold temperatures approaching, the Live Well Greenwich Stay Warm Stay Safe campaign can make a difference to your life. Stay Warm Stay Safe has been commissioned by the Royal Borough of Greenwich and delivered by Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) since 2014, giving extra services and support for those who may be at risk during cold weather.

This partnership involves 10 organisations working together and includes information about how to keep warm at home, energy advice, benefits advice, fuel or food bank vouchers and room thermometers.

We are delighted that CACT Patron, Andrews Sykes, is supporting the campaign for a second year running, providing 19 oil-filled electric radiators, especially chosen as a safe and economical source of warmth, along with a donation towards fuel cards, to help residents manage in cold conditions.

This campaign runs during the winter months and supports local people to keep warmth in their home.

Being cold in your home can lead to respiratory problems, arthritis pain, heart disease, cause problems sleeping and increase your risk of colds and flu; if your house temperature falls below 16C, the risk of these health problems increases further. Those who are most vulnerable are: people over the age of 65, on a low income who can't afford heating, have a long-term health condition such as heart, lung or kidney disease, are disabled or pregnant, or have young children or a mental health condition.

Click here for some tips and information to help keep your home warm.

If you're over 60, care for a vulnerable person or are having trouble paying your fuel bills, Stay Warm Stay Safe could help you.

Call Live Well Greenwich on 0800 470 4831 for support and to speak to a local friendly advisor.

Visit Live Well Greenwich for more information on ways to stay warm and safe this winter.

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