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Age Concern Central Lancashire Supports Vulnerable Through Energy Crisis

As concern over the energy crisis soars, Age Concern Central Lancashire has launched a unique initiative to help the elderly and vulnerable across the county.

Working in conjunction with Ardor Energy, Age Concern Central Lancashire has a programme of help available to support those most at risk to reduce their bills and live more energy-saving lifestyles.

The installation of free solar panels, under floor insulation, wall insulation and double glazing are among the measures being implemented and are expected to help to cut bills by several hundred pounds for thousands of people.

Suzanne Carr, CEO at Age Concern Central Lancashire, said: “We are, understandably, speaking to an increasing number of elderly people who have growing concerns in relation to escalating energy bills and what steps they can take to both manage these bills and make their homes more energy efficient at the same time.

“We expect our collaboration with Ardor to go some way towards addressing this problem – and already we are supporting dozens of those most at risk through this challenging and uncertain time.”
In addition to the partnership, Age Concern Central Lancashire, is also working closely with the three utilities – Electricity North West, United Utilities and Cadent Gas – to ensure any elderly or vulnerable customers within their care are given access to the Priority Services Register which opens up a range of exclusive services.

Age Concern Central Lancashire is hosting an Energy Efficiency Advice Session on Wednesday, 2nd March, at 2pm, at Age Concern Central Lancashire’s Activity Centre in Lostock Hall, Preston.

The focus of this session will be giving out information and advice on how to be more energy efficient which could reduce bills and a household’s carbon footprint.

Meanwhile, Age Concern Central Lancashire is increasing the services it offers in relation to raising awareness of dementia and what individuals can do to help people they know who could be suffering. Support is delivered by Age Concern Central Lancashire as part of the Boost Resilience Programme in partnership with Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. It is funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

A series of free workshops will be held for Lancashire-based businesses and these will provide a practical and informative insight into dementia, giving those attending the knowledge to create dementia friendly environments and support employees who may be affected by dementia as either a person living with it or as a carer.. These will be held on March 16th, 30th and April 13th.

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