Are you winter-ready?

Are you winter-ready? Save money, keep warm and stay healthy with Warm & Well in North Yorkshire

Warm & Well in North Yorkshire wants to make sure that people have winter wrapped up.

There are a few simple steps to take to make sure your winter-ready and now’s the time to plan ahead.

None of us want to pay more for our energy than we have to. But saving money doesn’t mean we should use less energy than we need. Warm & Well in North Yorkshire, a project that offers practical support to help residents stay warm and well, has some quick and easy advice on how to stay warm, save money and keep healthy this winter.

Switch your energy supplier

Last year Warm & Well in North Yorkshire helped people save on average £213 by switching their tariff or energy supplier.

Could you be eligible for a Warm Homes Discount?

Last year people who applied for a Warm Homes Discount through Warm & Well in North Yorkshire saved £140 on average.

Service your boiler and get an Energy Efficiency Assessment of your home

You can arrange a home visit from Warm & Well in North Yorkshire to look at how your home can be kept warm and energy efficient this winter.

Laura Thomas, Warm & Well in North Yorkshire Project Co-ordinator, said: “There is a direct correlation between poor health and not keeping warm. 11,760 people were admitted to hospital in 2017/18 with problems related to living in cold homes* in the Yorkshire and Humber area.”

“There are ways that we can help you make your home warmer this winter without building up huge heating costs. Last year, one in ten households in the UK got into fuel debt and owed an average of £134 to their energy suppliers before winter had even started**. We want to help stop this happening this year.”

“Rather than waiting until you get a worrying energy bill in mid-winter, why not take steps to cut your costs in advance? By planning ahead you can save money but not at the expense of being warm. We’re working to keep North Yorkshire warm and well this winter.”

Anyone can get in touch with Warm & Well in North Yorkshire, whether you need support for yourself or are acting on behalf of someone else who needs our services

Call the Warm & Well in North Yorkshire helpline on 01609 767555 wnw@northyorkslca.org.uk www.warmandwell.org.uk