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Winter Health

The Isle of Wight has many Voluntary organisation that offer services to help you stay safe, stay warm and stay well this winter.

Here are some ideas of what they can offer you: 

Age UK

A local charity working in the community to support

older people, their families and carers

Warm & Well Programme - Talk about finances, welfare benefits and energy prices

Winter Wrapped Up - a guide to staying healthy, safe and comfortable during winter. Includes a room thermometer

Home Safe Service - Home energy checks with free energy saving equiptment (pending meeting a criteria)

01983 525282

FootprintAn island charity that gives free guidance on reducing energy use and bills

Monergy - Fun, free workshops across the island to learn skills to cut energy and water bills

Home Visits - Offer free home visits to anyone on the island to help with energy bills, grants and keeping warm. We save most people £200. 

01983 822282

FoodbankA charitable organisation working to combat poverty and hunger on the Isle of WightFood Parcels - Professionals identify people in crisis and issue a foodbank voucher. Three days of nutritionally balanced emergency food is provided

01983 292040

People MatterA charity to help those who define themselves as having support needs and their carers

Independent Living Centre - Demonstration site of equiptment for independent living & more

Online Purchases - iPads used to help talk individuals through making purchases online

01983 241494

CABA charity that gives advice on issues affecting people's lives including money, benefits, housing & more

Energy Best Deal Extra Programme - Tailored one-to-one energy advice for vulnerable customers

General and Specialist Advise - Supporting over 7,000 island residents every year with a wide range of issues

03444 111 444

Fire ServiceResponsible for responding to emergencies; public awareness campaigns are also run to help people keep safe

Chimney Sweep Campaign - detailed information about how to prevent Chimney Fires

Home Fire Safety Checks - Free checks to provide advice to residents about general fire safety awareness, smoke alarms and escape routes (pending meeting a criteria)

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