Many of our patients will be worried about the increased costs of living, and being able to afford to heat their homes this Winter. We know that our patients with underlying respiratory or cardiovascular diseases, the elderly, people with children under 5 and pregnant women, people who are unable to move around to keep warm (those with frailty, a disability or at risk of falls) and those on low incomes / benefits, will be particularly at risk of poor health outcomes.
For Cost of Living Support in Richmond please click the link Cost of Living Hub
For Advice about staying healthy in Winter please click the link Winter Health
People who are aged 65 or over, have a long term condition or on a low income (eg in receipt of Universal Credit) can also self-refer themselves to Thinking Works, a not-for-profit organisation who can offer advice, support and home assessments on keeping homes warm and reducing energy costs:
Please follow the link to Thinking Works