Winter is a difficult time of year, its hard to stay warm and comfortable with the changing weather. For the more vulnerable people in our society it can be an added pressure to cope with.
Tips to stay warm at home include:
Hot meals like porridge or soup instead of cereal or sandwiches
Put an extra jumper on
Wear warmer clothes like fleece or wool
Take a regular hot drink like tea or coffee
Get active. Walk around the house or stationary exercises
The HSE and Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) provide support through the Warmer Homes Scheme, financial support to help cover the costs of fuel, heating or electricity bills. For more information call 1800 250 204.
Local authority support is available through the Housing Aid for Older People scheme, these grants are available to allow you to alter your home to suit your needs, for example draft proofing, bathroom alterations etc. For more information contact your local authority directly.
If you find you are having trouble staying warm in your home, contact your scheme manager and they will be able to offer solutions and guidance to help resolve any potential causes.
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