Help with heating at home is on hand as Cleveland Fire Brigade’s annual Stay Safe and Warm campaign has started up until the end of March 2022.
The campaign provides a free home assessment and if required there is an option to borrow heaters and other equipment such as thermal blankets or flasks. The Brigade can also signpost residents to organisations for advice on managing fuel bills and financial support.
Steve Johnson, Area Manager Prevention, Protection & Engagement at Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: “Little or no heating can be a matter of life and death, and no one should be in that position. It is not just older people who are vulnerable and at risk of cold weather during the winter months. Every year we are alerted to individuals and families who simply cannot afford to put their heating on.
“These are very difficult times for many, so whether it is a short-term issue such as boiler breakdown or an ongoing heating issue, we are here to help. If you know of anyone who may be struggling, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we may be able to help. We are here to support our local communities and are the only fire and rescue service to run such a campaign.”
Speak to a member of the Cleveland Fire Brigade by calling 01429 874063 or visit www.clevelandfire.gov.uk/ssaw for more information.
Stay Safe and Warm has now been running for 13 years.