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Keeping Warm

Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health problems like pneumonia. Find out some simple things you can do to and agencies you can contact to keep warm, stay healthy and make the best use of your heating at home.
During a very cold winter, the costs of heating can quickly add up. If you're receiving certain benefits, you may be able to get a Cold Weather Payment for each period of very cold weather in your area. Find out whether you could qualify for help this winter.
The Energy Savings Trust is a non-profit organisation that provides free impartial advice. They provide a comprehensive range of advice that can help you save money and fight climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from your home.
More people get ill in winter and the number of deaths rises. There is a direct link between cold weather and the higher death rate, especially amongst older people and others in at-risk groups. Remember - winter needn't be dangerous if you take the right steps.
The Warm Front scheme installs insulation and heating improvements to make homes more energy efficient. The scheme now has a new set of eligibility criteria and will be accepting new applications from 14 April 2011. Find out more about the Warm Front scheme, including who qualifies and how to apply.
Winter Fuel Payment helps older people keep warm in winter. Find out who can get it, how to get it and how much you can get. If you haven’t received it before, find out what you need to do.