There are services and funds available to help people (owners and private tenants) stay independent, safe and well in their homes, and Oxfordshire County Council has developed a referral service to help residents (or carers) access the right organisations in their area, to get the help they need.
The type of help that can be provided are services such as new boilers, repairs to boilers, loft or cavity wall insulation, access to a local and trustworthy repairs service and general advice on how to stay safe, well and affordably warm in your home.
Mrs S from South Oxfordshire, who suffered with congestive cardiac failure had a home heated by an old, unreliable oil-fired boiler. She had limited controls for her heating and had to get out of bed in the cold every morning to manually turn on the boiler to warm up the house. She was put in contact with a local organisation who was able to help her replace her oil boiler with a mains gas boiler with good heating controls. Her daughter says, “It’s taken the worry out of when the old boiler will stop working and all the problems that will have caused, and I know mum is now always warm, which will keep her healthier and happier”.
For more information or to make a referral visit http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/homerepairs