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Council still offering free boiler service help and advice

Posted on - 16th April, 2014 - 5:27pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston Council

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Preston City Council offer a free service to ensure older people’s boilers and gas fires are in good working order.

It might be a strange time to say this as we move into Summertime and the days get warmer but Preston Council want us to remind people that support is still available to fix faulty or old central heating boilers.

Working with specialist partners they offer help to make sure appliances are safe and working as best they can to save money.

Environmental Health Manager, Eirian Molloy, said: “If you thought that you had missed the offer in the winter you are in luck.

“This is a great opportunity for older people to make the most of free services or get minor repairs to their boiler done.

“It is great that we have managed to secure this money to provide support. The services are on a first come first serve basis, so I urge people to contact us as soon as possible as the money will only last so long.”

Residents must meet the following criteria to qualify for the support programme:

Be a Preston City Council resident;
Aged 70 years or over;
Own the property they are living in;
Not a previous recipient of this funding.

Make enquires through Help Direct. They will take details and refer you to the relevant agency.

Call: 0303 333 1111.

Partners in the programme are Preston City Council, Age Concern (Central Lancashire), Care and Repair, Community Futures and Help Direct.

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