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Lisa Hart's story
Working single mum Lisa Hart, from Ashford in Kent, received funding towards a gas connection and full central heating system to replace her coal hungry Rayburn heater.
The gas connection was fully funded and she went on to get a central heating system installed.
“I was absolutely amazed, I never really apply for things and I could not believe how much help was actually available for people.
Previously, Lisa’s home had no central heating or radiators. She explained:
“This winter has been a completely different experience to every other winter!
“I always hated getting coal, and it was always mucky. But now with gas central heating I just feel like I’m so up with new technology, by just having a button to press to turn the system on or off. I’ve never experienced it before, so it’s been an absolute pleasure.
Lisa is now saving money with her new central heating system, with combined gas and electric bills at around £100 a month, contrasting to the cost of coal, which a £13 bag only lasted the family two days in winter.
“I’m 50, I’ve never had central heating in my life, so this has really been fantastic and I would really recommend this scheme to anyone.”