Published on January 26th, 2016 | by admin


Winter Weather Warning

Solihull Council is encouraging people to stay warm with a spell of cold weather forecasted for the coming weeks. The Council provides residents with help, advice and practical support via the Winter Warmth helpline that can be called on 0121 704 8080, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

The Council is also asking those with vulnerable friends, relatives or neighbours to get in contact with them to ensure they are ready for the oncoming cold front.

The service provides help not only for those who are vulnerable, elderly or unwell but also for anyone who is struggling to stay warm.

The Winter Warmth team can provide residents with:

• Help with an emergency heater if the central heating system breaks down

• An electric blanket if they cannot afford to heat their bedroom

• Warm clothing if they are struggling to afford it

• Emergency food supplies

• Debt advice and assistance to pay bills

• Support with finding a tradesperson for emergency repairs.

Councillor Ken Meeson, Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing, said: “With the first really cold weather of this winter on its way, we want people to know that they are not alone and there is help on offer to make sure that they can stay warm and healthy in their homes. I would urge anyone with concerns to phone our helpline and I would also ask other residents for their help in keeping an eye on their older and vulnerable friends or neighbours this winter.”

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