Friday, 18 January 2013

Well-being in Winter

The winter months can be an especially difficult time for elderly people, those with young children, or people with low incomes or health problems. Hackney Council provides many resources for advice and planning in keeping safe and warm in the coming months.

Well Winter Check.
Residents can receive a free Well Winter Check with advice on energy bills and benefit checks as well as many other services.
This service is available by calling 0800 281 768.

Seasonal Health Information Network (SHINE).
SHINE is an additional referral service providing a wide range of services including home security checks, income maximisation advice and registration for vulnerable person services from utility providers.
There is an online form on the council website to refer for assessment any person that requires assistance. Further information on this as well as the Well Winter Check service is available on the council website and also by request via email.

The Hackney Homes Winter Warmer.
The Winter Warmer event is open to all Hackney residents aged 55 or over.
The purpose is to provide advice on how to keep warm, reduce heating bills, keep active, eat healthily, and also to meet with other residents and have some fun!
It is also be an opportunity for residents to find out about the support networks available such as luncheon clubs, transport services and meals on wheels.
The Winter Warmer event is being held on Thursday January 31st at the newly refurbished Assembly Rooms in Hackney Town Hall. Start time is 11am, finishing at 3pm.
For further information call Hackney Homes on 020 8356 7845 or visit the webpage.

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