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Help to Get Your Room Winter Ready

Help to Get Your Room Winter Ready

With the wintry conditions we are experiencing combined with the cost of living crisis, many people, especially older members of society, are finding it hard to stay warm during the winter months.

Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care has recently set up a free scheme to provide practical assistance to the over 65s to get rooms winter ready.

Their team can help to:
• Move furniture into or out of a room.
• Move furniture away from radiators.
• Change summer curtains to winter ones
• Change summer duvets to winter duvets (if stored and difficult to retrieve).
• Retrieve stored blankets and warm clothes from hard-to-reach areas.
• Collect small white goods such as microwaves/heaters purchased by the service user, or purchase on the person’s behalf if they have the funds.

Their advice is to heat a room not the whole house. If you need help from their scheme or know anyone over 65 looking for a helping hand to make these changes you can call them on 0114 2505290 or email karen@scccc.co.uk

A summary of other support available from SCCCC including their Winter Pressures Service , Good Neighbour Scheme and Hospital/A&E to Home service is available here.



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