Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Getting War Mer Thanks to Scheme; Eaga Want a Warmer, Greener House but Confused about Just What Cash Help Is out There for You and Where to Go for Advice? Go Green Helps You Understand the Government's Warm Front Scheme Sponsored by Environment Agency

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Getting War Mer Thanks to Scheme; Eaga Want a Warmer, Greener House but Confused about Just What Cash Help Is out There for You and Where to Go for Advice? Go Green Helps You Understand the Government's Warm Front Scheme Sponsored by Environment Agency

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IT is a sad reality that many people in our region struggle to heat their homes, living in draughty, inefficient houses.

This is bad for their health and wellbeing, but also for the environment.

Warm Front is the Government scheme designed to help those on low incomes make their homes more energy-efficient and cheaper to run.

It does this by offering a grant of up to pounds 2,700 towards a range of measures that can make people's homes warmer in the long-term.

Some of the measures on offer include draught proofing and loft and cavity wall insulation as well as new heating systems and energy-saving light bulbs.

To qualify for the scheme, households must be receiving a qualifying benefit and must either own their home or live in private rented accommodation.

The scheme is a national programme that works with some of the country's lowest income households providing heating and hot water in many homes that have been without.

Since the start of the scheme in June 2000, Warm Front has helped more than two million households across England make their homes warmer, healthier and more affordable to heat.

The scheme is more popular and busier than ever with rising fuel prices and more people finding themselves in fuel poverty, where more than 10% of their total household income is spent on keeping warm.

Despite record demand, however, the scheme is visiting more homes, installing more measures and delivering higher satisfaction rates and shorter waiting times than ever before.

But for Newcastle-based eaga, the company in charge of delivering Warm Front, it's important that those applying for the grant understand the process and what they can expect as their application progresses.

Warm Front is not, and never has been, an emergency service.

The scheme has been designed by the Government to provide a package of measures to help some of the most vulnerable households in the country stay warm in winter and afford to pay their fuel bills on a long-term basis. …

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