Vulnerable Hampton residents urged to contact Age UK

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By adam_leone | Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 13:37

Elderly, vulnerable and disabled residents in Hampton, Teddington and Richmond are being encouraged to contact Age UK. 

Age UK are offering a range of free services to help keep people warm during the winter months.

It's being funded with an £80,000 grant from Richmond Council.

Services are already up and running and are available until March 2013.

The aim is to provide vulnerable residents, especially those who are more isolated, with free practical help and advice to ensure they are kept warm and safe this winter.

The extensive list of services includes: free snow clearance, emergency food packs, draught proofing, fixing and testing electric heaters, securing new window and door locks, helping with home security checks, replacing damaged fittings, making overgrown gardens and front lawns accessible, testing of electric blankets and many more.

Cllr Nicola Urquhart, Cabinet member for Adults Services, Health and Housing said: "This project will be run by charity, Age UK Richmond, which is best placed locally to ensure the right people have access to the right services."

Sandra Morrison, Chief Officer, Age UK Richmond added: "We are concerned about older and vulnerable residents who are living alone, and aim to, with the help of local partners, try to reach those residents to try and help keep them warm and safe this winter."

      

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