Event to promote keeping warm and well this winter

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

We are holding a drop in event on Friday 29 November to provide advice and information to residents that will help keep them warm and well in their homes this winter.

The event is being held on National Fuel Poverty Awareness Day to raise awareness of some of the issues faced by those living in cold homes. The event will be held at the Town Hall in Scarborough between 9.30am and 11.30am.

Fuel poverty remains an issue for the borough, especially within much of the private rented housing stock. A combination of lower than average household income, combined with rising fuel costs and poorly insulated homes means that many residents find it difficult to keep warm, which can impact on their health and well-being.

Funding is available to help residents benefit from a range of new energy efficiency initiatives to make their homes warmer and cheaper to heat and the council aims to ensure householders can access this help. Residents can also receive free advice to ensure they are on the best energy tariff.

Andrew Rowe, Housing Manager, said:

"We are very excited to be able to support these new initiatives providing measures such as wall insulation, loft insulation, room in roof insulation and in some cases replacement boilers or new heating systems, to our residents’ homes.

"We believe this could help many households in the borough to make their homes warmer and reduce their heating bills. For many residents, the energy efficiency measures will be free."

Funding is available to homeowners and tenants of private landlords, subject to qualifying criteria.

Anyone unable to attend the drop in event and would like to find out more about the funding and whether they or their tenants qualify, should call 01723 232527 or go to www.scarborough.gov.uk/white-rose-home-improvement-agency 

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