People in Stafford were able to find out more about a new scheme to receive free central heating at an event on Friday (8th).
Eligible households in the borough could be helped out of fuel poverty thanks to the scheme which is connecting homes across Staffordshire to gas and installing central heating systems for free.
On Friday, E.ON and Warmer Homes Stafford were in Market Square, Stafford to talk to shoppers and workers, with the help of the E. ON branded walk-in van.
They will be coming back to the ‘Square’ on Wednesday 27 November to promote the scheme and are encouraging residents to come and talk to them.
Staffordshire Warmer Homes is an initiative being delivered by E. ON in partnership with Stafford Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council and Warmer Homes Stafford. It is being rolled out in the borough throughout October, November and December to households that currently aren’t connected to gas and meet certain eligibility criteria.
The scheme has already experienced successful launches elsewhere in the county with more than 500 people applying.
Those interested should visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk/warmerhomes, or freephone the Warmer Homes Stafford Team on 0800 677 1785 to find out more and apply.
Stafford Borough Councillor Jeremy Pert, Cabinet Member for Communities and Health, who was at the event on Friday, said: “I’d encourage people to get in touch if they want to find out more. But also tell family, friends and colleagues, about this scheme as we want to ensure anyone who could be eligible gets to hear about this and have the opportunity to improve the warmth of their home.
“With the onset of winter just around the corner, now is absolutely the right time to get in touch.”
Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing at the County Council, Alan White said: “We’re keen to ensure that as many eligible people in Stafford as possible find out more about the scheme and apply, so we can identify as many people as possible who are at risk of fuel poverty and related health risks, provide support and advice, and get them the help they need.
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