Warm & Safe Wiltshire are working with Wiltshire council to help you with the cost of:
- Repairing or replacing your broken heating system.
- Upgrading heating controls.
- Emergency room heaters.
You will be eligible if your income is less than £28,000 (gross) for a single person or £32,000 (gross) for a couple or family.
Your savings need to be less than £8,000.
Call us on free on
0800 038 5722
Secure online referral form here www.warmandsafewiltshire.org.uk
I am writing from Age UK Wiltshire to let you know about the local Wiltshire Surviving Winter Grant (SWG), for which we are one of the partner organisations supporting older people to apply for the grant.
The scheme is aimed at older people at risk of fuel poverty and aims to support them by providing a one-off £200 grant alongside holistic advice to help ensure they are maximising their income and receiving support for any other issues they may have.
It has been running on an annual basis for a number of years and is organised and fundraised through Wiltshire Community Foundation. It is likely to remain open until around March 2022 time (but may close sooner if all grants are distributed).
Please note that for working-age people, Wiltshire Warm & Safe (https://www.warmandsafewiltshire.org.uk/) are the partner organisation supporting these clients to apply for the grant (the criteria for working age clients is slightly different).
Please see the attached flyers and we would be grateful if you could pass this information on to any residents that may find it helpful. Please let us know if you need any further information.
Rachel Clarke (She/Her)
Senior Project Worker
Information & Advice team: Age UK Wiltshire
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Hospital Liaison Service
The Hospital Liaison Service will work with hospital staff and others to identify and support carers through the discharge process.
The Carer Support Hospital Liaison Service will:
- support carers while they or their cared for are in hospital;
- assist with planning and implementation of discharge; and,
- follow up with carers after discharge.
The aim of the service is to reduce carer stress, reduce re-admission rates and help ease the burden on hospitals over the winter months and while the Covid pandemic is placing increased demands on the NHS.
The new service is made up of 2 teams – the Hospital Liaison Team which will be the point of contact for carers and Hospital staff; and the Hospital Support Team which will carry out initial assessments and provide support.
Carers and hospital staff can contact our Hospital Liaison Team on 0800 368 7579. Hospital staff can also make referrals using the secure CSW.firstname.lastname@example.org email address. The service is being promoted at Great Western Hospital, Royal United Hospital, Salisbury District Hospital and Community Hospitals.
If anyone is sleeping rough in the area a member of the public can report it on https://www.streetlink.org.uk/
Wiltshire Council has a dedicated team who can help people and the following leaflet has more information:
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