Hartlepool families urged not to miss out on free central heating

Kevin Cranney.
Kevin Cranney.
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Hartlepool residents are being urged not to miss out on a scheme which will see free central heating fitted to a number of homes without, or with only partial, central heating.

Warm Up North, a partnership between nine North East local authorities and British Gas, has been awarded a £6.5million Government grant to install free central heating systems into qualifying properties in the region.

Councillor Kevin Cranney, chairman of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Regeneration Policy Committee, said: “Living in a cold home can be very damaging to physical and mental health. Older people are at particular risk of health problems as a result of living in fuel poverty and I am delighted this scheme is available to help those most in need.

“You don’t have to be a British Gas customer to qualify and I would encourage Hartlepool residents living without, or with only partial, central heating to see if they are eligible.”

See www.warmupnorth.com/chf or call 0800 2948073.