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South Liverpool Homes helps tenants stay warm this winter

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Published by Michelle Bloore for South Liverpool Housing in Housing

Tenant receives her winter warmer pack Tenant receives her winter warmer pack

Elderly and vulnerable residents in South Liverpool received valuable advice to help them get ready for the cold snap when they were visited by staff from South Liverpool Homes (SLH) last week.

Over 200 elderly and vulnerable tenants were given winter warmer packs to help them stay warm and healthy over the coldest months of the year.  

Free gloves, a thermos mug and hand warmers were included in the pack, as well as boxes of Cuppa soups and top tips to help them get through the cold period.  Information was also available on how to reduce fuel costs and how tenants can receive help if they are struggling to pay their bills.

The packs were given out on SLH’s Walkabout Wednesday, a monthly initiative where all employees go out to meet tenants and seek out any issues in the neighbourhoods.

Mrs Hitchmough, a tenant from Speke, was delighted to receive her pack “It’s really lovely that someone out there is concerned about the well-being of tenants like me.  The goodies will come in very handy, especially with Christmas just around the corner.”

Debbie O’Hare, Service Development Manager at SLH said “The welfare of our tenants is of utmost importance to us, especially at this time of year when the cold weather starts to hit.  We hope these supplies help some of our most vulnerable tenants keep warm and well this winter, and go some way towards helping ease their financial pressure too.  If any of our tenants are worried about staying warm this winter, we are urging them to get in touch so that we can help and advise them.”

 As well as the home visits, SLH are running a series of winter road shows to advise tenants on money matters, including information on saving money and assistance with fuel costs.

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