More cold weather help is available for city’s elderly
A HELPLINE for older people who are worried about staying safe and warm will be offering more help than ever this winter.
Age UK Peterborough has strengthened its Winterwise Service after securing extra funds from the charity’s London head office.
The additional funds mean that Age UK staff in the city can loan more electric heaters, hot plates, blankets and room thermometers to vulnerable elderly people struggling for warmth as temperatures plummet.
Emergency shopping, warm home checks and advice about insulation are also available.
David Bache, chief executive at Age UK Peterborough, said: “The Winterwise service is necessary in Peterborough because we are expecting a really cold spell again this winter and we believe it will help some of the most vulnerable older people to have a more comfortable time over the coming months.”
Older people or their families can call Age UK Peterborough on 01733 564185 or 0800 169 65 65 between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, except Boxing Day, December 27 and January 2nd.
A free Spread the Warmth guide is available from Age UK shops and at www.spreadthewarmth.org.uk.