Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

25/08/06 WARM UP FOR WINTER AND BE READY FOR WINTER, SAYS ROSIE

Warm Front grants are proving popular in West Lancashire says Rosie Cooper MP for West Lancashire

“These grants have already helped 4172 households become warmer and more energy efficient since June 2000 – and there are many more who can still apply.”

Rosie Cooper MP was commenting on the latest annual figures provided by Warm Front manager, Eaga Partnership detailing the amount of grant funded heating and insulation work done in West Lancashire.

Since June 2000 £3,108,615.16 of Warm Front Funding has been spent in West Lancashire helping local residents keep healthy, save energy, cut the cost of their fuel bills and keep their homes warm throughout the year.

Eaga Partnership has reported 193 households in West Lancashire have benefited from a brand new central heating system and a further 835 have received repairs to broken or condemned boilers. An additional 3118 households will make savings from having had their home insulated. A recent Energy Saving Trust Health Impact Evaluation of Warm Front highlighted that the improvements made to energy efficiency will reduce the excess winter deaths in the UK.

In terms of vulnerable groups of people who have been helped by Warm Front grants, Eaga has reported that 437 households with children under the age of four, 1291 households on Disability Living Allowance, and 2077 households over the age of 60 in West Lancashire have benefited from improvements to their homes.

To qualify, householders need to own their own home or rent from a private landlord, and they also need to be in receipt of income or disability related benefit. Local residents can contact the Warm Front Team on 0800 316 6014 to apply for a grant. 

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