Local home improvement agency offers support with keeping warm this winter

For anyone concerned about keeping themselves and their home warm this winter, Careline Community Service and Care & Repair can help.

Careline Community Service and Care & Repair, part of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, are advising local residents to prepare their heating systems now, for the coming winter. Small measures, such as bleeding radiators or installing door brushes can help improve energy efficiency in the home. Careline Community Service offer free home assessments to see if improvements like this can be made. And if major repairs, or a whole new heating or hot water system, are needed, Care & Repair offer a reliable and friendly service.

A reliable and efficient heating system can cut fuel bills. In the UK one-in-ten pensioners is in fuel poverty, this means they cannot afford to heat their homes. Living in a cold environment can affect people’s health, especially if they are already vulnerable due to your age, illness or disability. It’s thought that around 10% of excess winter deaths are caused by fuel poverty. So it’s important to check heating systems now, before the colder weather begins, and make sure they’re as reliable and cost-efficient as possible.

For lower level works contact Careline Community Service on 01553 616200 to arrange a free comprehensive home assessment.

For substantial repairs or a new heating system contact Care and Repair on 01553 616677.

They offer simple and effective solutions, the cost of which may be covered by a grant (subject to meeting eligibility criteria).

For more information please visit www.careline-cs.org.uk and www.careandrepair-wn.org


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