CACT partner Andrews Sykes helps residents stay warm and safe

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18th December 2018 14:28pm

Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) is delighted to announce that Andrews Heat for Hire will be supporting the Stay Warm Stay Safe campaign, commissioned by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

The Stay Warm Stay Safe campaign, delivered by CACT’s Health Improvement team on behalf of Royal Greenwich, supports those over the age of 60 and vulnerable residents.

Since hearing about the campaign, CACT patron Andrews Sykes, a partner for more than a decade, have been keen to get involved.

Andrews Sykes have added to the project by providing more than 50 oil-filled electric radiators, especially chosen as a safe and economical source of warmth.                                      

Mark Page, Southern Regional Director at Andrews Sykes, said:

“We understand that this time of year can be particularly difficult for a significant demographic of society and so it’s only right that we can play our part in improving people’s situations.

“We’re glad that our units will provide warmth and safety to many people this winter and are proud to support a campaign that does so much for the local community.”

Deb Browne, CACT’s Head of Health Improvement, said:

‘’This is a great opportunity for us because the heaters Andrews are providing enable us to help people further afield than just Greenwich.

‘’For example, one of these heaters is going to a lady today in Southwark because it’s a perfect fit for her.

‘’The Stay Warm Stay Safe campaign runs between October and March and helps people who have to spend more than 10 per cent of their income on energy such as heating and lights.

‘’We also help with carers who look after people who are over 60 and disabled, and we check people’s homes and the temperature”, Deb added.

Cllr Averil Lekau, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Health and Anti-Poverty, Royal Borough of Greenwich, said:

“No one should struggle during winter – that’s why Live Well Greenwich’s Stay Warm Stay Safe scheme provides a range of services from advice with fuel bills, benefits and flu jabs to home fire safety visits by the London Fire Brigade.

“Those living in Royal Greenwich, who may be at risk during the cold weather, including the over 60s, carers for young people, and anyone having problems paying fuel bills could benefit from Stay Warm Stay Safe. Call the Live Well Greenwich line on 0800 470 4831 to speak to the Stay Warm Stay Safe team.”

In some cases, CACT distributes warm packs containing soup, blankets, thermometers, hats and gloves to residents who can’t afford to use their heating as much as they would like.

As part of Stay Warm Stay Safe, CACT also enables residents to access fire safety or energy home visits and benefit checks and also give out food bank vouchers.

Stay Warm Stay Safe is part of Live Well Greenwich, which offers signposting and support on all sorts of issues that can affect your health.

For more information about the campaign and Live Well Greenwich, call 0800 470 4831 or visit www.livewellgreenwich.org.uk. 

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