Kill the Chill
Helping you to stay warm this winter
What is Kill the Chill?
Kill the Chill is a campaign we are running which aims to raise awareness of the importance of staying warm in the winter. It also aims to provide people with as much advice and support as possible by holding events across the borough where we will be giving out advice and information which can help people who may be struggling to keep their home warm this winter.
How Can I Get Help?
If you do struggle to keep your home warm enough in the winter or if you find it difficult to afford your heating and/or other bills then there may be help and support for you. One of the best ways you can find out what is available is to call the Greater Manchester Energy Advice Service free on 0800 009 3363. They offer free, impartial advice on a range of issues from learning how you can save energy and money around the home to running benefits entitlement checks to ensure that you are claiming and applying for everything you are entitled to. The two links below give you more information on keeping warm in the winter and the specific support that is available.
Where Can You Find Us?
The Kill the Chill campaign is over for this year and we don’t do any talks or events throughout the summer months but there is plenty of information on this webpage on how you can stay warm and healthy in your home and what is available to help you. There are also a range of links to different websites that might be able to help you at the bottom of the page. We will be booking in more events later on in the year so keep an eye on the websites for updates
- Tameside Council Energy Efficiency: www.tameside.gov.uk/energyefficiency
- Tameside Council Welfare Rights: www.tameside.gov.uk/welfarerights
- Money Information Network Tameside (MINT): www.mintameside.org.uk
- Warm Front: www.warmfront.co.uk
- Tameside Citizens Advice Bureau: www.tamesidecab.org.uk
- Energy Saving Top Tips: www.tameside.gov.uk/toptips
- Home Heat Helpline: www.homeheathelpline.org.uk/
- Consumer Direct: www.consumerdirect.gov.uk
- Age Concern and Age UK: www.ageuk.org.uk
Being more energy efficient at home could save you up to £200 a year!