The Warm and Well in Merton campaign is raising awareness of the importance of preparing for winter and giving you support on how best to stay warm and well. How Warm and Well in Merton can help:
Online talks on keeping warm and well in the winterWe are running online talks for community groups with tips on how to stay warm and well in colder weather and information on local services available to you in current circumstances. If you are interested in a talk: Contact Wimbledon Guild: 0208 946 0735.
Energy saving advice
Not-for-profit organisation Thinking Works can give free, impartial advice over the phone on keeping warm and well at home as well as delivering free devices to help cut water and energy use. Advisors can see if you might be eligible for grants for insulation and heating works. This service is for residents aged over 65, OR with a long-term health condition or disability OR on a low income. Contact Wimbledon Guild: 0208 946 0735.
Information and advice
Age UK Merton are on hand to provide you free, confidential advice over the telephone on pensions, welfare benefits, social care, health, housing, transport and more. Contact Age UK Merton: 020 8648 5792.
Financial support for individuals
Wimbledon Guild provide grants for eligible people in Merton to help with fuel costs, bedding and food as well as supermarket vouchers. In the current circumstances, they are completing assessments over the phone. Contact Wimbledon Guild: 0208 946 0735.
Merton Council have a handyperson to help people aged 65+ or with long-term health conditions or disabilities with minor jobs to ensure their homes are safe at these times and to help them stay well. This includes home visits to fix lightbulbs, replace batteries in smoke alarms, replace broken toilet seats etc. Contact Wimbledon Guild: 0208 946 0735.