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Warm Packs Available for Elderly, Disabled and Families in Easingwold and Thirsk


3:28pm 15th January 2013

Winter warmth packs are available for vulnerable residents across Hambleton.

The packs are part of a series of measures to deliver support during the severe weather through the multi-agency Winter Weather Task Group.

The help is targeted at people at risk of fuel poverty and associated ill health including the elderly, people with long-term health conditions, the disabled and frail, those in low quality housing, people with young children and on a low income, and the homeless.

The ‘Winter Warmth’ packs contain a fleece blanket, hat, gloves, scarf, torch and thermos flask to help people stay warm if they are in cold housing.  There are also ‘Winter Warmth’ food parcels on offer which contain a three day supply of dry goods to make hot meals and drinks - to prevent people having to leave their home if it is icy or there is snow on the ground.   There is also help for emergency heating repairs on offer and heaters can be loaned to help people stay warm if their primary source of heating fails. 

There is a referral process based on a set criteria for this support but to apply contact Lisa Wilson, Lifestyles Manager on 01609 767149 or lisa.wilson@hambleton.gov.uk.

For more information check out:www.hambleton.gov.uk .

Funding for this project has been secured from the Department of Health’s Warm Homes Healthy People fund by North Yorkshire County Council which is co-ordinating delivery across the county.

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