Vital help to keep warm this winter

Keeping warm
Keeping warm

Help is at hand for Burnley residents from npower’s Health Through Warmth scheme.

The npower scheme, which is available to residents across England and Wales, works with a range of community organisations, charities and local authorities to assist vulnerable homeowners with the funding and also the installation or repair of crucial heating measures, such as boilers.

This month, the scheme is raising awareness of the importance a warm home has on health, particularly for people with conditions which could be made worse by the cold weather, and is reminding Burnley residents that there is assistance for those who need it most.

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. They do not have to be, or become, an npower customer to benefit.

Elaine Midwinter, npower Health Through Warmth scheme manager, said: “Warmth plays a vital role in health and wellbeing, which is why we’re encouraging Burnley residents to get in touch throughout the year if their heating has broken down to see if we can be of help. People living with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions are particularly at risk from cold living conditions.”

Since being founded in 2000, more than 85,000 vulnerable residents across England and Wales have been referred to npower Health Through Warmth for assistance with heating and insulation.

For more information about the scheme or to find out if you or someone you know could be eligible for help, visit www.healththroughwarmth.com.