Vulnerable Trafford residents are being urged to sign up to a free scheme to help keep them warm this winter.
The Energyworks scheme is open to those receiving benefits or in bad health and is delivered by Groundwork in Trafford, supporting the Council’s anti-poverty strategy.
The scheme helps residents to change energy providers to reduce cost, access grants for new boilers and insulation, and offers free energy efficiency equipment for the home such as radiator foil, and draft excluders.
Homes in the UK are among the least efficient in Europe and illness related to living in a cold homes cost the NHS approximately £850 million per year.
The Energyworks scheme prides itself on ‘Helping Greater Manchester residents to become warmer, healthier and better off in their own homes by providing energy-saving advice and home improvements.’ Residents wishing to sign up to the scheme for free can do so on the website or by phoning 0800 090 3638.
Cllr Graham Whitham, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Communities and Partnerships, said:
“Trafford Council’s Poverty Strategy is aimed at ensuring we provide as much support as possible to those people in our borough who are struggling.
This fabulous scheme by our partners at Groundwork will help those people who are struggling most to heat their homes this winter. Nobody should be living in a home which is freezing cold and, through this scheme, we aim to help those most at risk. I would urge people residents to sign up to receive this support as soon as possible.”
Posted on Tuesday 23rd November 2021