CVSU Winter Warmth Initiative Offer

Posted on: December 7, 2019

As part of the overall Uttlesford Winter Warmth Initiative CVSU have compiled the following offer that will hopefully collaborate and support what other organisations are doing in this area.
This initiative will run from the 1st of December 2019 to the 31st of March 2020.
We will provide:
  • Coat Swap scheme – Dunmow and Saffron Walden Libraries are going to host a Coat Swap this winter.  People bring in their clean unwanted coats on hangers and put them on the coat rail.  If they want another coat they can take one.  This scheme also includes children coats.   This service is free of charge and will work in conjunction with our Winter Warmth Initiative.  We will hopefully have the scheme up and running within the next week or 2.
  • Emergency Fuel Oil Vouchers – We will provide upto 3 voucher in extreme circumstances to different individuals who are elderly, ill, disabled or vulnerable 60 years +. You would need to liaise with our team who have a basic criteria checklist, if appropriate. We will arrange delivery and direct payment to the supplier upto a value of £300.
  • Safer Homes scheme – Comprises of Handyperson service through which we will repair trip hazards, install draft excluders, heat reflectors behind heaters, repair doors or broken windows or fit curtain rails with pre-made curtains, and in addition a Winter Gardening provision – path access snow and ice clearance, managing Hedges, Small tree pruning, etc This service should be booked through the online Frontline Service or by calling 01371 878400.
  • Compressed Coffee Granules Fuel Logs – Suitable for Open Fires and Log Burners, will be provided to those in need.
  • Winter Warmth Packs – We have 100 Winter Warm Packs for Men and Women who are struggling with or are at risk due to the cold weather. These comprise of a set of fingerless gloves, Thick socks, a Hot water bottle, a Thermos mug and a blanket. Again please request a pack via the online Frontline system or through 01371 878400.
Please note we will ask you some questions as to who you are, if you are referring or acting upon  someone’s behalf. Who the recipient is, their home address, contact details and age, also their circumstances. We are required by the funders of this initiative to provide information as to the impact of this provision so where we can we would like to obtain some case studies and testimonials. We will only contact people where permission has been granted and we operate in accordance of the GDPR obligations.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at CVSU.

Author: Steering Member
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