Winter is coming…

20 Nov 2018
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Now the temperature is starting to drop – we will be spending a lot more time indoors, so in these winter months it’s important to make sure that your home is safe and warm. Here WHA’s Jeff gives his top tips for the chilly season:

  • Be prepared – keep up to date with the local weather forecast, make sure you have the correct telephone numbers for people you may need to contact in an emergency, and keep your cupboards and freezer well stocked with food and essentials in case you are unable to get to the shops.
  • Stay warm – Keep your heating on at a low constant temperature, rather than heating your home up quickly allowing it to cool down again.
  • Get your home ready – Close all blinds and curtains at night and keep furniture away from radiators to allow heat to circulate freely. Keep outside doors shut and report any obvious draughts.
  • Keep well stocked – Have grit at home in case your pathways get icy or be aware of where your grit bins are. Stay at home when the weather is really bad, but if you do have to venture out in bad weather, ensure you have on warm clothing, wrapping up in plenty of layers, and don’t forget hats, scarfs and gloves.
  • Be a good neighbour – Look out for your neighbours in extreme weather and give your neighbours your phone number in case of emergencies
  • Budget for the cold weather – If you have a pre-payment meter, make sure you have sufficient credit.
  • Speak to our Money Advice team to help you look at your budget, how to access winter fuel and cold weather payments, debt advice, lower your energy bills and pay off fuel debts.

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Ms Heseltine – WHA Resident

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Andrew & Eileen – WHA Residents

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Barbara, WHA resident

“Warrington Housing Association’s Whia service is great, as it helps people stay in their own home, and this is really complimented by the fact that you are then introduced to their other services like the LifeTime centre – which shows they really care for the community they work in.”

Barry and Lynn

“Our home is in a quiet neighbourhood with lovely neighbours – which makes such a difference. But equally, Warrington Housing Association has always been really helpful”

Patrick and Heather, WHA residents

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Tel: 01925 246810
Fax: 01925 246814
Email: admin@wha.org.uk

Warrington Housing Association, the Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR

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