Kenneth Gibson MSP is supporting Age Scotland’s campaign to help older people stay warm and safe this winter through the distribution of free thermometers to local people, which include top tips on staying warm and saving on fuel bills.
The project has been funded by the SNP Government to help tackle poor health over the winter and high levels of fuel poverty, especially among older people.
Kenneth Gibson said:
“Cold weather can seriously worsen existing health conditions, especially among older people, and put you at greater risk of flu, respiratory and circulatory diseases.
“Age Scotland’s thermometer door hangers are a smart way to help you stay warm and healthy this winter by helping make sure you are keeping your living areas at the optimum temperature. At the same time, a few simple tips can help you conserve energy and stay on top of your fuel bills.
“I encourage anyone who would like one to pick one up at my constituency office on 15 Main Street, Dalry."
Keith Robson, Age Scotland’s Charity Director, said:
“We are delighted that Kenneth Gibson is supporting our Warm and Well campaign this winter.
“As temperatures drop, it’s vital that we all take steps to stay healthy, as well as looking out for the older and more vulnerable people in our communities.”