Funding to keep OAPs warm

Older people in Nottinghamshire are set to benefit from more than £243,000 of extra funding which was approved by the Government last week.

The ‘Warm Homes Health People Fund’ will pay for temperature sensors which alert a central monitoring team when the temperature drops below a certain level, thermostat checks, radiator bleeds and insulation checks, electric blanket safety check and exchange, insulation and energy saving advice.

Other vulnerable people such as those with learning or physical disabilities could also benefit from the money.

Approximately 400 vulnerable people die in Nottinghamshire each year due to cold weather and the impact on their health.