By christabelwatts - posted on October 10, 2018

Hitting the Cold Spots Winter Launch 2018

Now in its eighth year, Hitting the Cold Spots continues to help Hampshire residents stay warm and well. Being able to keep warm is vital for everyone but particularly for young children, older people and those with health conditions.

With the onset of colder weather you may be getting concerned about how you will manage in the winter months, but Hitting the Cold Spots is here to help with advice and practical support. You can contact us directly and we also welcome referrals from friends, family and professionals. Hitting the Cold Spots is run by the Environment Centre (tEC) on behalf of Hampshire County Council.

How can we help?
The service provides detailed advice over the phone or via email for anyone wanting information on: heating systems, insulation, energy bill worries, the Warm Home Discount and switching tariff.

We offer additional practical support for eligible owner-occupier households including: home visits from our experienced advisors, help to access funding for boiler repairs and replacements, temporary heaters for those without heating and referrals for benefits and debt advice, home safety visits and healthy living services.

How can you contact us?
You can speak to the Hitting the Cold Spots team via our Freephone advice line 0800 804 8601 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm), dedicated email account: or at community events across the county.

If you would like us to give a talk to your community group, train your staff and volunteers or send copies of our promotional materials, please let us know. Find out more and view resources on our website: and

Please note the above services are subject to availability and conditions may apply. Hitting the Cold Spots is funded by Hampshire County Council.