Staying safe while keeping warm
For your own safety you need to make sure your heating system is in good working order. If not maintained properly heating systems can be very dangerous.
Keeping warm in winter
It is essential to keep warm particularly during the cold winter months.
The Department of Health Guide ‘Keep Warm Keep Well' provides information about staying well in the winter by keeping warm. For a copy call 0870 155 5455 or visit their website www.direct.gov.uk/keepwarmkeepwell
Financial assistance with heating costs
If you are struggling with your winter fuel costs, you should speak to your energy provider.
The Home Heat Helpline can help with payment schemes to spread the cost of heating and can speak to other organisations on your behalf. Free phone 0800 336 699
Most people aged 60 and over qualify for a winter fuel payment made every November to December. If you have not received your entitlements phone 0845 915 1515 or text phone 0845 601 5613 Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30 pm
Age Cymru publish a fact sheet on Help with heating in Wales which can be downloaded from their website
Your local Energy Efficiency Advice Centre will give you free advice on how to make your home more energy efficient and comfortable, to save money on fuel bills. They will also advise you if you are eligible for grant assistance through the Government's NEST and other Free phone 0800 954 0657 for detailed advice.