Keeping warm

Helping yourself and vulnerable people to stay warm.

There is a direct link between cold winter weather and the higher number of deaths, heart attacks and strokes among older people and others in at-risk groups.

Insulate and heat your home efficiently

The Better Housing Better Health website has free, impartial advice about:

  • cheaper prices for gas and electricity
  • discounts for insulating your home
  • managing debts from your fuel bills
  • repairing or replacing your heating
  • energy saving tips that save you money
  • other options for help and support.

Find help and advice about keeping warm on Live Well Oxfordshire.

Financial help

You may be eligible for a winter fuel payment, warm home discount or a cold weather payment to help pay for keeping warm in winter, especially during periods of very cold weather.

See our Sustainable Warmth Grants webpage for more information on local energy efficiency grants that might be available.

Information and advice to help you this winter on the Age UK website.


Research and Evaluation of Better Housing Better Health

We’re working with the NHS South West Central Commissioning Support Unit and the University of Salford to evaluate the impacts on health and wellbeing of the Better Housing Better Health service.  You may be invited by National Energy Foundation, the charity that provides the Better Housing Better Health service, to take part in a conversation about your experience of the BHBH service, telephone support and home visits, with the University of Salford.

You can find out how your data is looked after in the privacy statements of each organisations, including Oxfordshire County Council.