Monday, 18 January 2016

Fwd: Winter Wise campaign - from United Utilities

Dear MP,  I am emailing to let you know about a special homeowner support pack we have produced as part of our annual Winter Wise campaign. We thought this might be a useful resource for your constituents and so could be something you'd like to highlight on your blog or social media channels.

The free to download pack - 'Fight the freeze: a guide to winter warmth' - includes tips on how to keep yourself and your home warm over the cold winter months, which is of course is particularly important  for vulnerable groups such as the frail or elderly.

As well as including useful home maintenance/awareness advice, such as how to find a property's stop tap and how to lag pipes in order to avoid troublesome a bursts, the pack also includes broader advice regarding winter wellbeing, such as where to access financial support with heating bills, where to look for warming nutritious recipes, and who to turn to with concerns for loved ones or neighbours who might be vulnerable to colder conditions.

In particular the guide includes details of a charity - Contact the Elderly - that is very active in the North West and helps ensure older people don't feel isolated at this time of year.

The pack is attached so you can see exactly what is included. Also attached is our press release about the pack – please feel free to use any of the content in your communications with constituents.

As a quick reference, however, you may wish to highlight that the pack covers the following topics:
•             How to locate your stop tap and how to lag your pipes
•             How to keep yourself warm
•             Saving money and energy grants
•             Winter warming recipes

The pack can be downloaded from and our hashtag for the campaign is #uuwinterwise.

Best wishes


External Affairs Manager
United Utilities 

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