Published On: Thu, Apr 10th, 2014 on 1:40 pm

Scheme to help thousands in Wakefield living in fuel poverty

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Wakefield residents are to benefit from a new energy efficiency scheme helping residents to keep warm and save money on energy bills.

It is estimated that people in over 13,000 households across the Wakefield district are living in fuel poverty, hence a new scheme named Glow Warm Wakefield is offering replacement boilers, cavity wall and loft insulation.

At little or no cost, it will aid homeowners and private tenants across the district who struggle, or are struggling, to pay their energy bills.

Glow Warm Wakefield, is a government-backed initiative delivered by regeneration specialist Keepmoat, in partnership with Wakefield Council.

Steve Batty, Head of Sustainability at Keepmoat, said: “This is an exciting scheme for the district, enabling qualifying residents to save money on energy bills and make their homes warmer.

“As energy bills continue to rise, the benefits of warmer homes, particularly for those most in need, are well-documented and far-reaching, so we would encourage anyone who is eligible to take advantage of the works that are on offer.”

Eligibility for the scheme is subject to survey and other qualifying criteria.

For more information or to register interest in the scheme, please call 0800 0560995 or 01924 850412.

You can also find out more by visiting www.wakefield.gov.uk/energy.

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