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Advice on keeping warm offered to Haringey’s elderly

07:00 04 February 2013

Embargoed to 0001 Sunday December 2. File photo dated 04/09/10 of an electric fire as the first cold weather payments of this winter are being made to vulnerable households in five parts of Scotland.
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Embargoed to 0001 Sunday December 2. File photo dated 04/09/10 of an electric fire as the first cold weather payments of this winter are being made to vulnerable households in five parts of Scotland. Picture: Katie Collins/PA

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Haringey’s older residents are being offered practical support on staying healthy and keeping warm during the winter weather.

The council has teamed up with Age UK Haringey for this year’s Warm and Well campaign, which is using a £153,900 government grant to pay for extra staff to visit 200 pensioners to ensure they can help themselves and each other to stay healthy.

In addition, staff and volunteers will also be contacting a further 400 people aged over 60 to offer them a free home energy efficiency check and other home safety interventions.

Cllr Bernice Vanier, cabinet member for health and adult services, said: “There are many more people that could access support and advice that haven’t yet – either through isolation or through not perceiving themselves to have a critical need.

“We hope that anyone reading this will put themselves, or older relatives, friends and neighbours, in touch with the services on offer.”

■ For more information, contact Haringey Council on 020 8489 1400, email IAT@haringey.gov.uk or visit www.haringey.gov.uk/warmandwell. If you think you are able to volunteer your support for this initiative please contact Age UK Haringey on 020 8801 2444.

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