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As the temperature drops, it is important to keep yourself warm and take care of your health and well being.
These hints and tips suggest ways to keep warm:
If you need help to stay warm or if you know an older person struggling this winter, contact the Age NI Advice and Advocacy Service on 0808 808 7575.
During winter, some of our older and more vulnerable relatives, friends and neighbours can find it difficult to get out and about.
You can help your older neighbours by:
We have useful numbers to contact in an emergency.
Winter Fuel Payment is made automatically to eligible people who have reached State Pension age. To check if you are entitled to a payment, go to nidirect (link opens in a new window). If you qualify, you can use this money to buy 'Stay Warm' oil savings stamps.
Our fuel stamp scheme - 'Stay Warm' - helps householders save for home heating oil, by spreading the cost of fuel over several weeks.
You can buy oil stamps from participating retailers, collect them on a savings card and use the value of the stamps to pay for all or part of your oil when ordering oil.
If you receive certain benefits, you could be eligible for insulation and help to improve your home heating through the Affordable Warmth Scheme. For information on the scheme, call Building Control, 028 9029 0650.
Co-ordinated by National Energy Action (NEA), the Belfast Warm and Well Project is supported by Community Planning partners in Belfast. The project supports vulnerable people who are finding it difficult to keep their home warm. You can contact NEA by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 9023 9909.