11:06AM, Saturday 11 February 2012
The Royal Borough has been awarded a £54,000 grant from the Department of Health for a new well-being project.
The council entered a bid called Heat and Eat – Winter Wellbeing, to provide practical measures to help elderly people in need during cold weather.
The Department of Health's Warm Homes Healthy People Fund has approved the project's funding to provide a networking event, with training sessions to help those who regularly come into contact with vulnerable people.
The council will also offer electric blanket testing in conjunction with the fire service, warm slippers to prevent falls, information to help with winter meals and thermometers to monitor home temperatures.
It will also work with the food bank to focus on people who rely on their help and run sessions in libraries and day centres to offer energy advice.
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