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Winter weather

Keep your home warm and safe

Find out about the support you can get with the cost of heating your home, and how to stay safe and prevent falls.

Get help with energy costs

Older adults and those with long term health conditions should try and heat their homes to at least 18C to prevent the health effects of cold. Get support with energy costs if you are on a low income.

The Southwark Energy Savers scheme provides advice and support to reduce your energy bills, including through energy efficiency improvements. 

Age UK’s Winter Wrapped Up guide includes useful tips and tricks to keep your home warmer for free, for example, by closing curtains at night to keep in the heat.

Support to prevent falling

To prevent falls in and around your home, follow advice from Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Trust.

Page last updated: 08 August 2023


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