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Grants available to help people keep their homes warm at winter

Vulnerable households are being reminded that they may be eligible for help to keep their homes warm this winter.

Affordable Warmth Grants are available to certain low income, vulnerable households and can be used to install heating and insulation measures at no cost to the occupier.

To be considered for a grant, residents must be owner occupiers, on certain means tested benefits and either over the age of 65 or suffer from a serious cold or damp related illness.

Those who live in the private rented sector will be considered for insulation measures only.

To find out more, please call Wolverhampton City Council on 01902 551155 or email energy.efficiency@wolverhampton.gov.uk.

Meanwhile, there is also the handyperson service available to owner occupiers aged 60 or over or who are registered disabled and on income related benefits. The handyperson can help out with minor repairs and improve the safety and security of their properties.

This scheme is supported by West Midlands Police, RoSPA and West Midlands Fire Service, and for more details, people should call 01902 551155.

  • released: Friday 20 December, 2013