Funding on offer to make homes more efficient

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A NEW programme will help thousands of vulnerable people living in cold homes.

SSE has awarded Foundations Independent Living Trust (FILT) £850,000 in funding to improve the homes of vulnerable people through to March next year.

The Warm at Home programme will reach 4,500 vulnerable householders and carry out 2,200 warm homes jobs needed to keep people safe and warm.

By repairing boilers, draught-proofing and improving heating efficiency, Warm At Home aims to make a difference for people who might otherwise have nowhere to turn.

FILT helps older, vulnerable and disabled people to repair, adapt or maintain their homes when no other support is available.

Work on the ground will be carried out by 32 home improvement agencies (HIAs) operating across 133 local authority areas, including Havant and Fareham.

HIAs are local organisations placed in a unique position to identify, reach and provide solutions for at-risk people, who are often on low incomes and facing the challenges of living in cold homes.