‘Warm packs’ on offer

PEOPLE struggling to stay warm can get help from South Gloucestershire Council. Warm packs, which include clothing such as hats, socks and gloves, as well as other items for the home such as a blanket, an LED light bulb and tea bags  are available for men, women and children at the council’s One Stop Shops and libraries. Anyone can request a pack and they will be allocated on a case-by-case basis. Age UK has distributed tailored warm packs to pensioners. 

 In addition, the council has purchased radiator panels which will be given to those most in need to help keep warmth in homes and reduce energy bills. The panels are placed behind radiators and work by reducing energy loss through walls and by keeping more warmth in. 

Each pack consists of 10 panels with two required per radiator. Certain eligibility criteria will apply for the radiator packs and the council’s Handyvan service can be made available to fit them for free, if required. Radiator panels are an inexpensive way of conserving the energy we use so if you do not qualify for a free pack, they are worth considering to keep your home warm.