As the cold weather sets in, one charity in the region is making sure it has staff and volunteers ready to help elderly and vulnerable people who may be affected by the harsh conditions.
WRVS, which is is an older peoples charity and voluntary organisation, is offering a numbers of services to help make sure people stay warm and safe in their homes.
On Teesside, they say that they are already prepared.
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