Power NI & Age NI Spread the Warmth this winter!
Power NI have joined forces with Age NI to mark 10 years of partnership by launching Spread the Warmth, a new guide to keeping older people and their homes warm this winter!
Spread the Warmth, a joint initiative by Power NI and Age NI was officially launched at the Northern Ireland Pensioner's Parliament.
The new guide, specifically designed for those in later life comes as Power NI and Age NI mark ten years of working together to support older people to stay warm and safe in their homes.
As well as busting myths about the cold, the Spread the Warmth guide includes Age NI's '5 Top Tips' for staying healthy in the winter and details on Power NI's Customer Care Register, which aims to protect older and more vulnerable customers in their homes.
As we get older, our bodies respond differently to the cold and research shows, that groups such as the over 65s, can be more vulnerable as the seasons get frostier. Keeping warm both inside and outside your home can help reduce your risk of serious health problems that are more common in the colder months, such as chest infections, heart attacks and strokes.
Siobhan Casey, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Age NI said:
‘We’re absolutely delighted to mark ten years of our long standing partnership with Power NI through the launch of our Spread the Warmth Guide. It demonstrates our continued commitment to supporting older people in Northern Ireland, helping them to stay warm and safe in their homes. To date hundreds of older people across Northern Ireland have been able to access free, practical support and advice, and with this Spread the Warmth campaign, we hope to support many more."
Wilma Stewart, Energy Services Development Coordinator, Power NI added:
‘Power NI is delighted to support the launch of Spread the Warmth. As an organisation, we care about our customers, especially older people, which is why we’re highlighting important initiatives such as our Customer Care Register. As well as keeping customers safe in their homes, we’re also providing lots of helpful tips on how to help save money and energy, including offering a FREE Home Energy Check."
You can download a copy of our Spread the Warmth guide below and you can also request a copy by getting in touch with Age NI on 028 9024 5729.
There are a number of other resources available which are aimed at helping keep older people healthly and warm in the winter:
If you our someone you know needs help to deal with issues such as health, housing, money or care, contact the Age NI Advice Service on Freephone 0808 808 7575.