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Flintshire residents urged to look after vulnerable neighbours during cold weather

FLINTSHIRE Neighbourhood Watch is urging residents to bear in mind older and vulnerable neighbours, relatives or friends as the cold snap continues.

A spokeswoman said: “Where possible visit them and make sure they are warm enough and eating well.

“If you can’t visit them ring them to make sure that they are coping with the weather conditions.

Pensioners, single parents or people with disabilities may be entitled to special rates and support for home free insulation.

The ‘Home Heat Helpline’ has now been relaunched and is a free service for people wanting to be more efficient.

The spokeswoman added: “If you have an elderly relative or care for someone with a disability you can make the call on their behalf.

“The helpline provides information about grants for free home insulation, flexible payment options and other services.”

For more information contact the Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99. It is available from 9am-8pm Monday to Friday and 10am-2pm on Saturday.

Some energy providers also provide discounted rates for people on a low income and those aged over 60 or with disabilities.