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Elderly residents set for visits for winter warmers campaign

PUBLISHED: 15:55 17 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:55 17 November 2016

South Thamesmead resident Lilian Griffiths 81 receiving a visit from Alison Muir, Peabody�s Director of Thamesmead & South Region Operations.

South Thamesmead resident Lilian Griffiths 81 receiving a visit from Alison Muir, Peabody�s Director of Thamesmead & South Region Operations.

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Residents over 75 will receive visits

A campaign to help support older people during the winter months is underway.

Almost 200 people aged 75 and over in Thamesmead will be visisted by ‘winter warmers’.

The volunteering visitors are listening to the concerns of some of Thamesmead’s most isolated residents, whilst also providing practical advice about heating and energy bills during the colder months.

South Thamesmead’s Lilian Griffiths recently received a visit from Peabody’s Thamsmead director Alison Muir.

“It’s lovely to know someone is looking out for us and that help is there” said the 81-year-old.

“I’ve lived in Thamesmead a long time and I love it here. It’s nice and quiet and the trees outside are beautiful - I don’t want to go anywhere.”

Peabody’s director of Thamesmead and South Region Operations, Ms Muir said it was a “pleasure” to meet Lilian.

She said: “Our winter warmers visits really make a difference - they make sure older residents like Lilian are ready for winter, can raise any concerns they have and get help to keep their homes warm and their energy bills down.”

“It was a pleasure to meet Lilian and hear about her life in Thamesmead”.

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