Published - Thursday, 08 December, 2016
Care and Repair have been awarded £5,000 by Northamptonshire Community Foundation through the Surviving Winter Fund.
Care and Repair are an independent, charitable home improvement agency whose overall aim is to support vulnerable people across the county to remain independent in their homes, regardless of tenure of property, by carrying out works to keep them warm, safe and secure. The group will use their Surviving Winter grant to run a Warm at Home service across Northamptonshire.
The service will consist of a range of measures aimed at keeping vulnerable people safe and warm in their homes during the winter months.
The service will aim to reach those most vulnerable and susceptible to the effects of cold; it will primarily support those vulnerable through age (young and old), disability or long term illness or receiving income related benefits.
Gillian Shadbolt, Service Director at Care & Repair Northamptonshire said "We are delighted to have been awarded this grant from Northamptonshire Community Foundation, enabling us to reach and support those most vulnerable and susceptible to the effects of cold homes across the county this winter.
Cold homes can have a significant impact on physical and mental health and wellbeing, increase the risk of injury and falls and contribute to social isolation. The Warm at Home measures carried out through this grant can play an important part in helping to address fuel poverty, helping alleviate stress and having a positive effect on feelings of safety, security, warmth and wellbeing.
We are grateful to Northamptonshire Community Foundation for their ongoing support and are proud to be taking part in this year’s Surviving Winter campaign"
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