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Are you worried about your elderly relative and their home heating?

Did you know that over 4 million elderly are worried about their home heating costs?

Recent research published by Age UK reveals that a third of older people- aged 65 and over- are anxious about how much they have to pay to heat their homes at wintertime.

Startling figures show:

  • One older person dies every seven minutes from the cold every winter in the UK.
  • Excess winter death rates and illness are highest among those living in the coldest homes.
  • In 2015 40,800 older people in England and Wales died from cold-related conditions such as heart attacks and strokes.
  • In 2014, the average standard tariff fuel bill was £1,265 compared to £472 in 2004 – a rise of 168% in just 10 years.

Age UK’s charity director, Caroline Abrahams, said: “It is virtually impossible for many older people to keep their home as warm as it should be in the winter months. For too many, the struggle to keep adequately warm will have life and death consequences – something we should feel deeply ashamed of in a country as affluent as ours.

“While older people are more vulnerable to cold weather, many health problems and even deaths can be easily prevented by taking simple precautions to stay warm. Using a low-cost room thermometer for example, can save lives – but only if people can afford to turn the heating up when necessary.”

How can Cosy Homes in Lancashire help?

If you are worried about the health and wellbeing of an elderly relative, rest assured we’re here to help.

Cosy Homes in Lancashire have helped thousands of people of all ages with home heating and insulation. From boiler repairs and full central heating systems to a wide range of insulation measures, our experts are to hand to make sure all aging individuals can afford to live in a warm home.

Is your parent or grandparent part of the 2 million homes within the region that qualify for heating and insulation? And if you’re unsure you’re eligible, click here to find out more.

Did you know that you do not have to be on benefits to get help with improving the energy efficiency of your home? We have schemes for everyone.

Over 650,000 homes within the area potentially qualify for help to reduce their Energy Bills. Cosy Homes in Lancashire has been set up by all 15 Local Authorities to provide you with a simple way to find out if you are one of them.

Find out which services you are eligible for by answering one simple question:

Do you live in Lancashire with a household income of less than £30,000 or do you receive an income or disability related benefit of some kind (including Tax Credits, Carers Allowance, Attendance Allowance etc)?

YES -or- NO
Most of the schemes available are available to homeowners with a household income less than £30,000 and where savings are less than £16,000.
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