Our partnership with Power NI continues to have a significant impact on the lives of many older people in later life. Together we are launching are 2019 Spread the warmth campaign. 

Winter isn’t everyone’s favourite season and there’s no doubt that cold weather can be a worry for those of us in later life. As we get older, our bodies respond differently to the cold and this can leave us more vulnerable. Keeping warm both inside and outside your home can help reduce your risk of serious health problems that are more common in the colder months, such as chest infections, heart attacks and strokes.

As part of the campaign, we’ll be sharing lots of tips and advice on keeping warm, well and staying healthy during the winter months. We’ll also be sharing advice from our friends at Power NI about how you can save energy and also stay safe at home.

We have produced a free ‘Spread the Warmth’ guide which provides information on:

  • 5 Top Tips for staying healthy in winter
  • Myth-busting about winter and the cold
  • Power NI’s Customer Care Register
  • Energy Saving Tips
  • Free Home Energy Checks

Watch our new video which explains a bit more about how you can look after yourself as the seasons turn frostier.

Useful Resources

Age NI and Power NI have produced a number of resources about keeping warm, staying healthy and improving energy efficiency during the winter:

Power NI Resources    

Find Out More

For more information on the ‘Spread the Warmth’ campaign or if you or someone you know needs our help to deal with issues including health, housing, money or care, contact the Age NI Advice Service on Freephone 0808 808 7575 or email [email protected]