Wakefield Council launches new heating scheme
A new heating
scheme has been launched by Wakefield Council for vulnerable tenants living in
the private rented sector, affected by fuel poverty.
Under the new
initiative people in the district on low incomes who rent a home from a private
landlord, which has inadequate heating, can apply to receive fully funded
central heating or a replacement for a broken boiler.
own less than 10 rental properties and are struggling to upgrade their tenants’
inadequate heating, can also apply for the funding.
Byford, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Regeneration at Wakefield
Council, said: “Everyone deserves to have a warm, secure home and this is
fantastic scheme, which will make a difference to people in our district. I’d
encourage anyone who thinks they may qualify to get in touch.”
Tenants must be
on a low income and have an illness, and, or, a disability that is impacted by
living in a cold home. As funding is limited, people are urged to
enquire about the scheme as soon as possible.
Cummings, Cabinet member for Environment, Communities and Poverty, said:
“We know that people who have a low income can struggle particularly when the
weather turns cold and it impacts their health. This is just another way that
we are trying to support our residents who have financial challenges and urge
people to get in touch to see we can help.”
tenants will be offered new heating systems on a first-come, first-served
All works will
be carried out by the Council’s approved contractors thorough the Better Homes
Yorkshire Framework, no cash alternative is offered.
tenants and landlords who wish to find out if they are eligible for a grant
should call the Council’s Home Energy Team on 01924 305887 or email