Hartlepool residents urged to stay warm and safe this winter

Councillor Kevin Cranney, from Hartlepool Borough Council, Graeme Stephenson, lead partnership development manager at Warm Up North and Nigel Johnson, Head of Housing at Hartlepool Borough Council.
Councillor Kevin Cranney, from Hartlepool Borough Council, Graeme Stephenson, lead partnership development manager at Warm Up North and Nigel Johnson, Head of Housing at Hartlepool Borough Council.

With the onset of colder weather, people are being urged to make sure their homes are winter-ready.

Warm Up North, which is endorsed by nine North East local authorities, including Hartlepool, is urging everyone to prepare now for the colder months by making sure their homes are as energy efficient as possible.

Graeme Stephenson, lead partnership development manager at Warm Up North, said: “Whether residents are struggling with a broken or inefficient gas boiler or are in need of some improved insulation, we are on hand to help.

“Our team is here to offer advice on how residents could benefit from our range of energy efficiency measures and to make heating the region’s homes more affordable.”

Launched in 2013, Warm Up North is tackling fuel poverty in the region by making homes more affordable to heat, including new low cost gas boilers as well as cavity, loft and solid wall insulation.

Coun Kevin Cranney, chairman of Hartlepool Borough Council’s regeneration services policy committee, added: “I would encourage anyone in the town, particularly elderly people who are worried about the temperature of their home, to act now in time for the colder winter months.

“Warm Up North may be able to help Hartlepool residents struggling with a broken or inefficient boiler or those in need of improved insulation.

“Cold homes can have a real impact on people’s health and one of the best ways of keeping yourself well during winter is to stay warm.”

For more information on Warm Up North call 0800 316 4320 (gas boiler) or for all other energy efficiency measures, call 0800 294 8073, or visit www.warmupnorth.com.