Supporting residents to stay warm this winter

One of the keys to wellbeing is a comfortable, warm environment.  However cost of heating can make that difficult.

Keep Herefordshire Warm is offering energy bill support to people in Herefordshire who are feeling the pinch.  The initiative provides support for people and families who are struggling to afford their energy bills.

The help is completely free and may include contributions towards energy debt, support on applying for available funding for home improvements, advice on how to manage energy bills, and a free energy pack in the post with gadgets to be used around the home.

YES Energy Solutions is delivering the Keep Herefordshire Warm initiative on behalf of Herefordshire County Council. They are a community interest company, putting people and communities first.  The team are available to support people to reduce their energy usage, keep their homes warmer and their bills more affordable by giving advice on easy changes and help to access free funding for home upgrades.  They are about creating warmer, more efficient and affordable homes for people and families in need.

If you’re supporting someone who is struggling with their bills, or have a friend or neighbour who you think may be struggling with the temperature of their home, or you know someone who would simply like some help getting to grips with their energy use ready for the winter, encourage them to call Keep Herefordshire Warm.

Call 0800 677 1432 (Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm), text ADVICE to 82228 or email

To find out more visit Keep Herefordshire Warm website.


Living Well Roadshows (energy checks and cost saving)

Age UK Hereford and Localities are running their Living well roadshows throughout December, in partnership with Talk Community and Dementia Matters Herefordshire.  The roadshows are a chance for people to pop along for a coffee, chat and access a wide range of information from their expert team.

Information can be provided on:

  • Free home energy checks and installation of cost saving measures
  • Free information on how to improve your financial, physical and mental wellbeing
  • Range of volunteering opportunities at Age UK H&L

The when and the where:

  • Wednesday 13 December, 2 to 4pm – Moreton-on-Lugg village hall
  • Wednesday 20 December, 11.30am to 2.30pm – The Hub in Peterchurch

For more information, contact Age UK Hereford & Localities on 0333 0066 299 or email: or visit the Age UK Hereford and Localities website

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