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Hitting the cold spots

For the third year Hampshire County Council with its partners, are running the Hitting the Cold Spots campaign, funded by Hampshire County Council Adult Services and Public Health Departments, which can help and advise you on ways to keep warm and healthy.

Keeping your home warm and you and your family healthy can be expensive and sometimes difficult. Cold weather not only make life uncomfortable but can also lead to serious health problems such as respiratory diseases, asthma, depression, heart disease and strokes.

Call us today

We recognise that it can sometimes be difficult to know who to contact or where to begin – but this advice and support is available from our dedicated free Advice Line.

Please contact us on:

  • 0800 804 8601*

where your call will be answered by a member of our Hampshire-based, friendly and knowledgeable team from the Environment Centre.

* 9am-5pm, Mon – Fri. May not be free from mobiles. Call 02380 336172 for landline rates.

How can we help?

The Hitting the Cold Spots Team could help you with:

  • Visits from Hitting the Cold Spots Advisors offering advice and practical support
  • Support with alternative heating measures (electric oil filled radiators) if you are without heating.
  • Access to small grant support to help cope with winter fuel emergencies
Other services:
  • Practical support and advice with debt, money and benefits
  • Free Home Safety visits which can include a carbon monoxide monitor, smoke detector and a fire safety plan
  • Assistance to switch your energy provider or tariff to help give you savings on your fuel bills

Some of the above services and emergency relief are subject to availability and conditions apply

 
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For more information

Publications

Hitting the cold spots  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 170kB - please note that this pdf is set up for ease of printing

Affordable warmth checklist  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 128kB

Advice leaflets - from the Environment Centre

Hitting the cold spots project report 2012/13  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 1MB