Scheme is helping to keep houses warm

Residents are being encouraged to ensure their homes are warm as the cold weather continues.

npower Health Through Warmth scheme works with a range of organisations and councils to assist vulnerable homeowners with the funding and installation or repair of crucial heating measures.

This month, the scheme is raising awareness of the importance a warm home has on health, particularly for people with conditions which could be made worse by the cold weather, and is reminding North Tyneside residents that help may be on hand for those who need it most.

Homeowners who have a long-term illness, a low income with little or no savings and who are unable to fully fund heating measures in their homes may be able to benefit from the scheme.

Elaine Midwinter, npower Health Through Warmth scheme manager, said: “Warmth plays a vital role in health and wellbeing, which is why we’re encouraging North Tyneside residents to get in touch throughout the year if their heating has broken down to see if we can be of help.

“People living with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions are particularly at risk from cold living conditions.”

npower Health Through Warmth Through has partnered with charity National Energy Action to support the development of an energy advice DVD – The Heat Is On - which is available at www.nea.org.uk

For more information about the scheme visit www.healththroughwarmth.com