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.