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CHiL Outreach

28 February 2017

Warm Home initiative success for older Lancashire residents

CHiL Outreach

 

AGE UK

Warm Home initiative success for older Lancashire residents



Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL) have been extremely successful in securing over £5.2m funding and organising the installation of heating and energy efficiency measures in thousands of homes across Lancashire.


To date the schemes and combined funding have helped over 2887 qualifying homes in Lancashire -  many of which were homes of elderly residents without central heating.

The Cosy Homes Initiative Scheme - a countywide energy efficiency and affordable warmth initiative -  is run by local authorities and is designed to help households get the most from the Government’s Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation Schemes.

 

“The Cosy Homes in Lancashire scheme has and continues to be a huge success for Lancashire residents. Previously, parts of Lancashire ranked amongst the highest in the country for fuel poverty and I’m proud to say that the scheme is helping to address this”

It’s making a huge difference to people's livelihoods, energy bills and even their health. Some of the feedback we’ve had from local residents whom we’ve helped is incredibly humbling. We’re now looking to the future to secure even more funding for our Lancashire Cosy Home schemes.”
said Arif Rajpura, Director of Public Health, Blackpool Council. 


The success of the schemes means that a number of residents in the county have seen reducing in energy bills and an increase in the ‘thermal comfort’ of their homes.  The funding has also been successful in resulting in a significant reduction in cold-related illnesses and associated GP and hospital visits from many elderly residents who received help from the schemes.

Launched in September 2014, the CHiL scheme has amassed funding from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and a number of energy companies including NPower, Anesco, Scottish Power and City Energy. Schemes included first time central heating, boiler replacements, wall and loft insulation.

Is your parent or grandparent part of the 650,000 households within the region that qualify for help with their heating and insulation? If you think they could benefit from CHiLs services,  go to their
website or contact them on 03306 061 488.