Care and Repair (Northamptonshire) Ltd has been awarded £4, 920 by Northamptonshire Community Foundation through St Giles Charitable Trust.
Care and Repair provide a range of practical services designed to support older, disabled and vulnerable people enabling them to continue to live safe, warm andsecure within their own homes.
The clients that Care and Repair support include older people, those with a physical, mental or learning disability, carers, those on low incomes and those living in fear of crime.
The group will use their grant to run their 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, disability or long-term illness or receiving income-related benefits.
The funding will enable the following works to be carried out; draught exclusion, repairs to doors and windows, replacement letterboxes, provision of panel heaters, radiator reflector foils and secondary glazing. The grant will also cover the cost of distributing Keep Warm Bags to vulnerable people in the County.
Gillian Shadbolt, Service Director at Care and Repair (Northamptonshire) said “We are very grateful to Northamptonshire Community Foundation for this award, which will once again enable us to offer our Surviving Winter Warm at Home Service to older clients across the County. The service will carry out home measures to help keep these vulnerable clients warm and well at home during the winter months.”