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Help with keeping warm in winter
HELP with staying warm was on offer for pensioners at a special exhibition in Salisbury Guildhall.
Visitors could find out about insulation grants, replacement boilers and other matters related to keeping warm. The event was organised by Age UK Salisbury District.
Ginny Cooper, the branch’s development officer, said: “It’s about helping people survive winter and telling them about grants that are available and offering other advice. Anyone who wants to know more should come into our Age UK office in Brown Street, Salisbury between 9am and 4pm.”
Organisations with stalls at the event included Wiltshire Warm and Well Scheme and Wiltshire Good Neighbours, along with firms such as The Warmer Group and Inspire Mobility.
Veronica Hope-Jones was one person who felt she had benefited from touring the stands. The 62-year-old former Codford resident is in the process of moving to Warminster. She had driven up from Devon to attend. She said: “I wanted advice about lagging, the boiler, the roof and that sort of thing because I am buying a house. It has been amazing. I got all the help I needed including how I will be able to claim pension credit in the future.”
Pensioners Terry and Pat Cleeve, from Heath Road in Salisbury, also attended. Mrs Cleeve said: “We have just moved from a house to a bungalow, so we are interested in insulation.”