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Warmer and Healthy Homes in Knowsley

by Laura Johnston

Knowsley residents could benefit from warmer homes and have their heating or electrics improved thanks to the council’s Warm Homes scheme.

Funding is available to help vulnerable residents as part of Knowsley Council’s campaign to help people heat their homes in an affordable way as well as tackling fuel poverty.

To be eligible for assistance, residents must be an owner occupier, aged 60 and over or the parent/guardian of a child under 5, or a parent or guardian of a child aged 5-17 where the child suffers from a long-term health condition. They must also either be in receipt of eligible benefits or on a low income.

The scheme aims to ensure households across the borough have modern, energy-efficient boilers and central heating systems to keep them warm and healthy, as well as reducing heating bills.

In addition to the Warm Homes scheme, residents may also be eligible for funding through the Healthy Homes Legacy scheme. The scheme will enable vulnerable residents to address hazards within their home as well as improve their health and wellbeing.

To be eligible for assistance, residents must be an owner occupier, aged 60 and over or the parent/guardian of a child under 5 or an existing or former member of the Armed Forces or Reserve Forces. They must also be in receipt of an eligible health-related or income-related benefit.

To find out more about the schemes, contact the council’s Energy Officer, Simon Rugen, on 0151 443 5817 or email simon.rugen@knowsley.gov.uk