Free home draught proofing service for older or disabled Edinburgh residents

Care and Repair Edinburgh has launched a free home draught-proofing service for older or disabled Edinburgh residents.

The charity has been serving Edinburgh’s older and disabled community or over 30 years and completes around 4,000 jobs every year in homes across the city to enable older people remain safely and independently in their own homes for as long as possible.

This new free service which includes draught-proofing wooden doors and windows has been made possible due to generous funding from the Greenshoots Fund. Draught proofing can be an effective way to make homes warmer, save energy and reduce fuel bills. Care & Repair Edinburgh carry out this service in line with Covid safety measures.

Allison Strachan, head of Care and Repair Edinburgh, said: “Lockdown measures have meant we have all, especially vulnerable older people, been spending a lot more time at home. Now more than ever is a great time to make sure your home is comfortable and warm, and ready for the colder months.

“To help older or disabled people make their home warmer and save money on their fuel bills, we have launched a free draught proofing service suitable for those with wooden framed doors and windows.

“Excluding draughts is one of the most effective ways of saving energy and making your home more comfortable.

“Arranging a free draught proofing assessment to ascertain if you are eligible is simple and easy and could save you money and keep you warmer during cold weather.”

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