Help towards a new boiler and heating is still available for Halton's vulnerable residents

Financial help is available to the elderly and vulnerable

Financial help is available to the elderly and vulnerable

First published in Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

THE npower health through warmth scheme, which helps homeowners in Runcorn and Widnes, is celebrating after installing over £4 million worth of heating and insulation measures across England and Wales during 2013.

Many vulnerable residents in Halton have received help with the funding and installation of boilers and radiators.

Elaine Midwinter, npower health through warmth scheme manager, said: “ Living in a cold home can have a severe impact on health, so we are delighted to have helped so many people during 2013.

“We’d like to remind everyone that help is still available. Working together with other organisations such as home improvement agencies and charities, we are hoping to help even more people in Runcorn and Widnes with heating and insulation.”

The scheme received referrals for more than 3,500 vulnerable people in 2013, and levered £3m to help fund the work required, including over £300,000 from charitable organisations Help from from the scheme may be available to vulnerable homeowners who have a long term, cold-related illness, a low income with little or no savings and who are unable to fully fund measures, such as a new boiler or heating system. You do not have to be, or become, an npower customer to benefit from the scheme.

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