Keep warm in winter

Don’t let winter fuel bills make you ill

Living in a cold home can lead to a range of serious, often life-threatening health conditions from asthma attacks to major respiratory diseases.

If someone in your household is disabled, or if you are a family with children and on a low income, you may qualify for a Winter Home Check service. You may also be concerned that a friend, relative or neighbour is living in a cold home. If so, contact the Winter Home Check Service by calling Social Care Direct on 0345 60 80 191 or emailing

The Winter Home Check Service can provide:

  • a full assessment of your home and how best to keep it warm
  • small preventative works, such as improving insulation, clearing gutters or chimneys
  • emergency temporary heating
  • advice on getting help with the cost of heating your home

You can download the Keep warm and well this winter booklet here.

Advice for keeping warm in winter booklet cover

For more information on keeping warm and well:

Download these links

Help to Keep Vulnerable People Warm Safe and Well

Winter Home Check Service – Referral Form

and visit these websites:

Keep Warm Keep Well

Energy Saving Trust 0300 123 1234

For information on staying safe on the roads see:

Met Office Get Ready for Winter