Winter warmer tips for residents
More than 2,000 residents aged 75+ have been visited by more than 200 Peabody employees as part of our annual Winter Warmers campaign.
Employees have been helping residents by giving practical advice about heating systems, radiators and thermostats. They've also been making referrals to our Home Energy Advice Service, which can save residents as much as £150 each year.
Charles, 92, says: “I have been a Peabody resident for 68 years. Their Winter Warmers is a great initiative and I am sure helps many people who don’t know about the options available to them.”
“Our Winter Warmers help us to identify those who need help and additional support in advance," explains Sandra Skeete, a Peabody director. "Our residents find comfort in the knowledge that someone is looking out for them, and feel confident that the help and support is there if any issues arise.”
According to Age UK, an estimated 3.5 million elderly people are worried they will not be able to keep warm through the cold spell.