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South Ribble residents urged to apply for ‘Winter Warmth’ scheme

Posted on - 18th January, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Housing, People, South Ribble News
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South Ribble Council has urged residents to apply for free double-glazed windows, doors and boilers under its ‘Winter Warmth’ scheme.

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Homeowners can access double-glazing and doors as replacements for single-glazed, energy-inefficient timber versions.

Eligible residents will receive up to one new white front composite door, one new white UPVC rear door and any two windows in the house.

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Councillor Mick Titherington, Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Leisure, said: “It’s abhorrent that in 2022 there are still people across our borough living in fuel poverty.

“Energy prices are rising, and it is more important than ever for our homes to be as energy-efficient as they can.

“Sadly, this is a luxury many in need cannot afford, which is why I am pleased that we can bring back our Winter Warmth scheme to help those eligible to replace their single-glazed windows and doors with double-glazing while offering boilers and fire services free of charge.

“As a council, we’re dedicated to ensuring that the most vulnerable in our communities are supported, and this is just one of the ways we are helping residents to make sure they’re winter-ready.”

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The scheme is running until 31 March 2022 or until funding runs out, so residents should check if they or their families are eligible as soon as possible.

To qualify, a resident must:

  • Be 65 or over with a pre-existing medical condition and in a household where someone is registered disabled
  • Have single-glazed windows and doors
  • Be the owner-occupiers of the property
  • Not have benefitted from the scheme previously in the last ten years

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Free oil, gas or LPG boilers and fire services are also available. 

Those who may be eligible are:

  • Residents aged 65 or over with a pre-existing medical condition
  • Anyone with a disability
  • Households with a child under the age of five

For appliance servicing, residents must also satisfy the following:

  • Appliances must not have been serviced in the last two years
  • Appliances must be fully working without any existing faults

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Residents can apply by calling the council on 01772 625 625.

For more information, visit – https://www.southribble.gov.uk/article/1335/Energy-efficiency



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