Stevenage Council partner with YES to improve resident's health at home
Stevenage Council partner with YES to improve resident's health at home Nov 18, 2020
Stevenage Borough Council have funding available to provide residents with insulation and brand new A-rated boilers for free in the majority of cases.
The funding will help qualifying residents in the area improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their fuel bills to stay warm for less.
The scheme is focussed on helping householders who have high energy bills in relation to their income.
Residents can qualify for funding through a range of criteria, which includes receiving means tested benefits or being on a low household income with high energy bills.
In addition, elderly residents, those with a young family, pregnant women or residents with a health condition made worse by the cold, could also qualify for funding.
The scheme is managed by award winning Community Interest Company YES Energy Solutions on behalf of the council.
YES Energy Solutions are accessing The Government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme to provide the funding to certain residents.
Cllr Jeannette Thomas, executive member for housing, health and older people, said: “We are delighted to make this funding available for residents so that they can improve their homes by making them more energy efficient and overall healthy environments to live all year round.
“With this scheme Stevenage residents can save money on their energy bills with efficient A-rated heating systems and high quality insulation. With Winter approaching and health a priority this year, we are hoping we can provide residents with the ability to make their homes healthier and stay healthy.”
Installations will be completed through YES Energy Solutions’ network of accredited local contractors.
Residents who think that they may qualify for the scheme are advised to call YES Energy Solutions on 01422 880100.