Published Wed, 2011-02-23 17:45; updated 34 weeks ago.
People across Dudley are being advised how to look after their health by keeping their homes warm and dry.
The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was making the advice and information available at a special event being held at Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, on Friday, 25 February, between 8am and 2pm.
Community health nurse Lynn Moores and Jayne Millard from Black Country Housing were both attending the npower Health Through Warmth event by manning an information stand and answering questions from people about how they can keep their homes warm and dry during the rest of the winter.
The pair were also handing out 100 free home energy monitors which have been donated by npower to help people monitor how much energy they are using.
Lynn said: "The Health Through Warmth scheme aims to improve the quality of life for vulnerable people whose health is adversely affected by cold, damp living conditions. This is achieved by facilitating the installation of appropriate insulation and heating measures.
"We also help people to access a range of funding which is available, including statutory grants, charitable funds and the npower Health Through Warmth crisis fund."
Health Through Warmth is a national scheme, set up by npower in 2000, aimed at installing appropriate insulation and heating measures, along with the provision of related advice and information.
The Dudley scheme is run by a partnership of NHS Dudley, Dudley Metropolitan Council, Black Country Housing and npower.