What is Older Not Colder?

The Older Not Colder project aims to tackle fuel poverty among older people in Wales. Through energy saving measures, increased household income, and energy advice, the project aims to improve the overall wellbeing and health of older people. The service also helps to reduce pressures on the Welsh NHS.

The project supports those aged 60 and over living in low-income households. The service has 12 specialist Home Energy Officers that cover every corner of Wales. In collaboration with existing partners and current local services, the project will address issues exacerbated by the cost-of-living crisis, high energy prices, and the pandemic, ultimately aiming to improve the overall health and wellbeing of older people in Wales.

Contact

Older Not Colder launches in April 2024. If you have questions about the project, please contact the Project Mananger, Becky Ricketts: becky.ricketts@careandrepair.org.uk

What the Older Not Colder Service Offers

  • A free home assessment

  • Improvements where there is damp and condensation

  • Advice and tips on saving energy at home

  • Support to deal with fuel debt

  • Support with accessing the Warm Homes Programme and signposting to other partners

  • Ensure heating systems and heating appliances are safe

  • Help to apply for benefits and grants that can keep homes warm

Made Possible by Wales & West Utlities

Older Not Colder is a new Wales-wide project, delivered by Care & Repair and supported by Wales & West Utilities.

Wales & West Utilities

Award Winning Service

The last iteration of Older Not Colder (70+ Cymru) was a winner at the Wales Energy Efficiency Awards 2023.

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