Our digital team has been busy developing a new website for the Staffordshire Warmer Homes initiative, and is live now.
Take a look at the new website by visiting www.staffordshirewarmerhomes.co.uk.
This fully responsive site gives details on the scheme, who is eligible, and also allows residents to register their interest.
Up to 1,000 fuel poor households in Staffordshire could benefit from the initiative. Added to this, wider support around making homes easier to keep warm and appropriate access to benefits will be given to around 12,000 people.
The £150m Warm Homes Fund has been established by National Grid to support local authorities to address some of the issues affecting fuel poor households. Other funding for the initiative has been provided from public sector partners.
To deliver this initiative in Tamworth, Staffordshire County Council has been working in partnership with E.ON, and Tamworth Borough Council.
Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing Alan White said:
“Fuel poverty affects thousands of people across the country. This contributes to a number of health problems, as respiratory, cardiovascular and mobility conditions can be made worse if an individual is living in a cold home.
“Although we are targeting those who are eligible directly, I would urge anyone who thinks they might fit the criteria to visit our website or contact E.ON to find out more. More than 100 people have applied to so far, but we want to be absolutely sure no one is missing out on this scheme. To ensure your application is accepted please register as soon as possible.”
Cllr Michelle Cook, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Housing Services and Communities, said:
“The health and wellbeing of residents is one of our top priorities and fuel poverty can have a serious impact on this. I would encourage anyone in Tamworth who doesn’t have gas central heating to see if they can take advantage of the funding, before it’s too late.”