Care & Repair Supporting Initiative for Warmer Homes

Manchester Care & Repair will be helping keep even more people in Greater Manchester safe and warm this winter. Across the 3 main areas in which we work, Manchester, Trafford and Wigan we are working in partnership with local authorities and community organisations to provide extra winter support to older and vulnerable people, using funds provided by the Department of Health’s ‘Warm Homes Healthy People‘ fund.

Care & Repair’s expertise in helping residents to keep warm in their home and the number of older people we are in touch with has made us a key partner in all three boroughs. Our expertise in providing training to residents and to community champions and health and care staff has enhanced the reach and sustainability of this work locally.

Many people do not realise the risks in not keeping their home warm, and Care & Repair can help with small handyperson jobs, advise on bigger repairs and raise awareness of the importance to keeping warm at home in preventing falls and illnesses.

For Trafford residents the service is linked to a special “Warm and Healthy Trafford” Helpline 0161 848 2409. In Wigan and Manchester residents who want more information or practical help in keeping warm at home should contact Care & Repair directly, Manchester 0161 872 5500 and Wigan 01942 239360.

Care & Repair Chief Executive, Maggie Walker, said:  “We are very pleased that the Dept. of Health and local councils have recognised the help people need to keep their homes warm and safe through cold weather. The last two winters have been particularly challenging, especially for people who struggle to pay for home repairs or heating. If older people take simple practical measures, they can avoid the being a victim of the cold weather, especially if neighbours make sure they know about the advice and services available.”

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