£480,000 bid to help better insulate homes

County councillor Azhar Ali
County councillor Azhar Ali

Nearly half a million pounds has been set aside to help warm up the coldest homes in Fylde and Wyre.

Lancashire County Council will be providing £480,000 to help people make their homes warmer.

Grants of £30,000 will be offered to the county’s 12 borough and city councils and a further £120,000 will also be provided for councils that have clear plans setting out how they will support people who need the most help to keep warm during the winter.

The grants will fund boiler and heating system repairs and advice on switching fuel companies and emergency heating.

The funding has been approved by County Coun Azhar Ali, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, and comes from the Public Health Grant.

He said: “Rising energy prices will make life very, very difficult for many people this winter. The grants we are offering will fund schemes which will support those who need it most.

“This funding is an important part of our plans to reduce winter illness and hospital admissions in Lancashire this winter.”

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