Elderly people, people with disabilities and long term health conditions and low income families are being offered a free radiator service to keep warm this winter. The service provided by Nottinghamshire County Council and Gedling Borough Council offers the loan of oil filled radiators to people who are most at risk this winter due to cold homes.
The service is part of Nottinghamshire County Council’s “Keep warm this winter” campaign aimed at reducing the number of avoidable deaths during the winter period.
Neighbourhood wardens from Gedling Borough Council can deliver heaters between 9am and 8pm, Monday to Friday, and between 9am and 12pm on Saturdays. In order to be eligible for a radiator people must meet certain criteria, the applicants must be people with one of the following;
- People aged 60 or over
- People with a disability
- People living with a long term condition specifically though not exclusively cardiac/stroke, lung, kidney disease
- Families on a low income defined as on a means-tested benefit
For more information on this service, people can contact Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 8080 to discuss their needs.