There are services and funds available to help people (owners and private tenants) stay independent, safe and well in their homes, and Oxfordshire County Council has developed a referral service to help residents (or carers) access the right organisations in their area, to get the help they need.
The type of help that can be provided are services such as new boilers, repairs to boilers, loft or cavity wall insulation, access to a local and trustworthy repairs service and general advice on how to stay safe, well and affordably warm in your home.
Mrs K who lived in Cherwell District Council, who had a cardiovascular disease had her ageing heating system assessed as causing a danger to her health. The draughty doors and windows with rotten wooden frames were doing little to keep out the cold weather, making house freezing cold.
She accepted a referral to an organisation who helped with getting her heating system replaced along with new windows and doors. She says of the work done “I feel much warmer and happy to have a heating system that works and is safe”.