Project aims to keep vulnerable Wellingborough residents warm this winter

The Affordable Warmth project has been launched this week and focuses on two key areas  measures to improve warmth in the home and practical help to ensure residents gas and electric bills are as low as possible.
The Affordable Warmth project has been launched this week and focuses on two key areas  measures to improve warmth in the home and practical help to ensure residents gas and electric bills are as low as possible.

Two services have teamed up to help keep vulnerable residents in Wellingborough warm in their homes this winter.

The Affordable Warmth project has been launched this week and focuses on two key areas – measures to improve warmth in the home and practical help to ensure residents’ gas and electric bills are as low as possible.

The project is free to vulnerable clients living in Wellingborough and is being run jointly by Care & Repair Northamptonshire and Community Law Service.

It is part of the wider Connecting Communities project being delivered by Support Northamptonshire and is funded by the Big Lottery.

Care & Repair service director Gillian Shadbolt said: “We are delighted to be working with Community Law Service on this project and the opportunity to keep householders in Wellingborough warmer during the winter months.”

Community Law Service advice services manager Sarah Hayle said: “Many people are paying far more than they should be for their energy.

“We are keen to reach as many people in Wellingborough as possible to help them get a better deal and tell them about the schemes energy companies offer which are often not known about.”

Care & Repair Northamptonshire provides a wide range of services to help keep householders safe, warm and secure in their homes, regardless of whether they own or rent their home, including handyman services, home security, plumbing, carpentry and electrical works as well as falls prevention and minor adaptations.

Community Law Service is a countywide specialist advice agency offering free, independent and confidential advice to residents on welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment and immigration matters.