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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for the health of our people

Warm Homes Healthy People scheme

warm homes healthy people

Warm Homes Healthy People in Stockton-on-Tees has been set up to give support to people whose health makes them vulnerable to cold weather.

Cold weather can have a serious impact on healthand make people more vulnerable to pneumonia, heart attacks, strokes and depression. Keeping warm and healthy during cold weather can help keep illness away.

If you are any of the following:

  • Over 75
  • In receipt of disability benefits
  • Have a long term illness made worse by the cold
  • Live with a child (under 5) who has a long term illness made worse by the cold


We can help with:

  • Emergency heating
  • Energy debt advice and welfare benefits advice and assistance
  • Home handyman service – which can assist with modest energy efficiency measures or minor repairs
  • We also offer wider advice and support to help keep you healthy and more able to cope with cold weather 


And if you are in receipt of qualifying benefits:

  • Boiler servicing and repairs

For further information on this scheme please read our Warm Homes Healthy People leaflet


Lines are open Mon - Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm.  If you are calling for Emergency Heating outside of these hours please contact the Fire Brigade control room 24 hours contact helpline: 01429 874063

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