Stay warm this winter

(left to right) Jim Nixon the council's energy efficiency officer; Rita Scott, Chair of the Senior Voice Forum; Bill Broughan, also from Senior Voice and Ian Hodgson of Age UK.
(left to right) Jim Nixon the council's energy efficiency officer; Rita Scott, Chair of the Senior Voice Forum; Bill Broughan, also from Senior Voice and Ian Hodgson of Age UK.

ST Helens Council, Age UK Mid Mersey and Senior Voice have joined forces to help residents keep warm this winter - without breaking the bank.

At a special event at the Mansion House in Victoria Park a new free phone helpline number was promoted - 0800 355878.

Winter survival packs were also distributed, which contained a hat, scarf, gloves, card temperature gauge, hand warmer and advice booklet.

Similar events are set to take place at Derbyshire Hill Family and Community Centre between 10am-2pm on February 9 and at Rainhill Scout hut, Old Lane, between 9am-1pm on February 11.

There will also be winter warmer events at the scout hut on Birley Street, Newton-le-Willows, from 10am-2pm on February 18 and at Rainhill Scout Group, Deepdale Drive, from 2pm-4pm on February 25. Packs will be given to vulnerable St Helens residents on a first come first served basis.