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Safe, Healthy & Well

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Safe, Healthy and Well, updated in October 2015, is a one-stop information leaflet which brings together existing services offered by Bedford Borough Council, and other organisations to help residents of Bedford Borough keep safe, healthy and well during the winter months. Services and advice listed include:

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  • Insulation Schemes
  • Home Improvements
  • Handyperson Scheme
  • Fire Safety Checks
  • Home Security Checks
  • Benefits advice
  • Jobs Advice
  • Debt and Housing advice
  • Health and Wellbeing advice

 

Tips on Keeping Warm and Saving Money on Energy Bills:

  • If you are over 65, or have a health problem, heat your home to at least 18°C to keep warm.
  • Put on several warm, light layers of clothing which will keep you warmer than one thick layer. Have hot drinks, use a hot water bottle and if you're sitting down, put a blanket over you.

For more advice on how to keep warm in winter visit the Keeping Warm page. 

  • Insulating your home could save you up to £320 per year on your energy bills if you install both loft and cavity wall insulation.  For free and impartial advice on how to save energy in the home including information on the Green Deal and the Energy Companies Obligation, contact the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234.

For more advice on insulating your home visit the Home Insulation and Green Deal pages.

  • Check with your current supplier to see if you are are on the best tariff and payment method for your circumstances, if you are eligible for any discounts on your electricity bills or financial assistance with heating or insulation improvements.
  • Switch your tariff or energy supplier if you are able to get a better deal. Try using an energy price comparison service.
  • If you are worried about meeting your heating costs, contact the independent Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99 for advice on bills and energy efficiency.

For more advice on saving money on your energy bills visit the Reducing Energy Bills page.

 

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