CHORLEY'S VULNERABLE REMINDED HELP IS AVAILABLE AS BIG FREEZE HITS

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By HannahPries | Friday, December 13, 2013, 10:00

CHORLEY'S VULNERABLE REMINDED HELP IS AVAILABLE AS BIG FREEZE HITS

With the Met Office predicting months of freezing winds and heavy snow*, a warmth scheme in Chorley is urging local residents to seek help if their heating is broken.  

    

In the next week, temperatures are expected to plummet to as low as minus 4°C in parts of the country, while bitter northerly winds have already left many areas of Britain feeling the chill.

Given the predicted cold conditions, npower Health Through Warmth is encouraging local residents to repair or replace boilers or heating systems that are no longer working. The scheme helps eligible, vulnerable homeowners to access funding and arrange the installation of heating and insulation measures that they can't afford themselves.

 

Elaine Midwinter, npower Health Through Warmth scheme manager, said: "As the Big Freeze hits, we are expecting residents to experience more boiler breakdowns and we would encourage people to get in touch with us – we may be able to help.  

"From helping to fix or replace broken heating systems, to ensuring homes are adequately insulated, npower Health Through Warmth may be able to help vulnerable residents with long term illnesses to improve their levels of comfort and warmth."

Help from npower Health Through Warmth may be available to any vulnerable homeowners who have a long term, cold-related illness, a low income with little or no savings and who are unable to fully fund measures, such as a new boiler or heating system. You do not have to be, or become, an npower customer to benefit from the scheme.

Since the scheme was founded in 2000, more than 81,000 vulnerable residents in England and Wales have been referred to npower Health Through Warmth for aid with heating and insulation. More than £65million has been levered to help fund the work required, which includes £1.8million from charitable organisations.  In addition, over £8.8million has been contributed from the npower Health Through Warmth Crisis Fund.

For more information about npower Health Through Warmth's eligibility criteria, or to apply for help, please visit www.healththroughwarmth.com.

*http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/444385/Long-range-UK-weather-forecast-warns-snow-storms-and-Arctic-winds-could-last-SIX-months

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