Ensure you warm to this resolution
IT is expected that more than a third of people will break their New Year’s resolutions by the end of this month.
However, one thing we’re urging residents to keep at the top of their agenda throughout 2015 is warmth – something that plays a vital role in health and wellbeing.
Warmth in the home is particularly important for people living with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions, as their health could be at greater risk from colder temperatures.
The npower Health Through Warmth scheme works with a range of community organisations, charities and local authorities across England and Wales to assist vulnerable homeowners who need help to fund and repair or install crucial heating measures in the home.
Homeowners who have a long-term illness, a low income with little or no savings and who are unable to fully fund heating measures in their homes may be able to benefit from the scheme and they don’t have to be or become an npower customer.
So, if you don’t have heating or it has broken down and you think you may be eligible, please have a look at our website www. healththroughwarmth.com and get in touch to see if we can help.
ELAINE MIDWINTER npower Health Through Warmth
and commitment interested in fostering who could provide a stable home for some of the most vulnerable children in the care system.
Barnardo’s offers 24 hour support and advice to all our foster carers through the training process and their fostering career.
If you are able to provide a home for children in need or want to find out more about fostering in the south-east, visit barnardos.org. uk/fostering or call 0800 0277 280.
There are many things that contribute to a happy childhood, but without family support many children may never experience the care and stability they need to reach their full potential.
MICHELLE LEE-IZU Barnardo’s South-East and
wardrobes, TVs and toasters and 100 per cent of the profits raised help fund the BHF’s life-saving research to fight heart disease.
I’ve even managed to kit out my daughter’s student flat from BHF stores – they’ve got some great little finds.
After working in the homes business for so long, I’ve been on the hunt for home makeover items more times than most, so I know where to find the real gems!
The really great part is that by doing up your home with items from BHF stores, you’re also helping to fight coronary heart disease.
When you consider that buying a couple of sofas could actually fund a young BHF scientist for a day, it really puts into perspective how much these stores can help those in need, doesn’t it?
BHF Furniture & Electrical stores have some great bargains in there – sofas from £95, beds from £65 and washing machines from just £60! What’s not to love?
Join the fight for every heartbeat by donating to your local store today.
Stores run a free collection service, which you can book online at bhf.org.uk/free or by calling 0800 915 3000.
CAROL SMILLIE TV presenter and homes expert for BHF Furniture & Electrical stores