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Lichfield heating scheme celebrates its ten-year anniversary

A Lichfield scheme that aims to prevent people from living in cold and damp conditions has celebrated its tenth anniversary.

The npower Health Through Warmth scheme has clocked up around 62,500 referrals during the past decade 0 including 2,100 in the city.

Lichfield is one of the 15 areas of England and Wales in which Health Through Warmth where residents can get assistance with the installation of heating and insulation measures and offering energy efficiency advice.

Elaine Midwinter, npower Health Through Warmth scheme manager, said:

“We’re really proud that Health Through Warmth has reached its tenth anniversary. The scheme plays an important role in helping vulnerable people of all ages with cold and damp related illnesses to receive the heating and insulation they need to help improve their levels of warmth, comfort and quality of life.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone in Lichfield who has worked with the scheme and to community workers who have referred residents in need of assistance.”

Vulnerable residents who have a cold and damp related illness, including patients waiting to be discharged from hospital, who need help with heating and insulation measures may be eligible for help from npower’s Health Through Warmth scheme.

Illnesses that can be adversely affected by cold, damp living conditions include respiratory and cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, arthritis, terminal illness, mental health issues and mobility difficulties.

Health Through Warmth relies on community workers referring people to the scheme and offers free awareness sessions, which include information about how Health Through Warmth operates, the links between ill health and cold, damp living conditions, the signs to look out for and how to make a referral to the scheme.

For more information, visit www.healththroughwarmth.com.

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