Wednesday, 27 November 2013


It is vital that with 60% of homes of 'victorian build' with hard to treat cavity's or solid walls that Hyndburn draws down green energy funding (ECO) to insulate these homes and accesses further funding to deliver other energy saving measures.

Hyndburn's Labour Council is committed to tackling rising energy costs and this week over 40 representatives from Hyndburn organisations plus Councillors attended the launch of ‘Warm Homes Hyndburn’ at Accrington Town Hall on Thursday 21st November.

The scheme is a partnership between the Council, Homewise, Dyson Energy Services and Keepmoat who will access funding to offer FREE energy home improvements to qualifying households.

Low income families, benefit recipients, older people or individuals living in hard to treat properties are most likely to benefit from this additional support from Warm Homes Hyndburn. Some homes in certain areas of the borough will automatically qualify for free insulation measures. Even residents who do not think their property will qualify are encouraged to double check as they may find it does.

Deputy Leader of Hyndburn Council said “At a time of rising energy bills and with increasing numbers of households in fuel poverty the opportunity to make homes warmer and healthier is timely and welcome.”

Warmer homes can have positive benefits on all sorts of things including fewer health problems including respiratory and arthritic conditions, better educational attainment for children at school and, as less money is used to pay fuel bills, more disposable income for improved lifestyle options.

To find out if you qualify and arrange an assessment with an Energy Advisor, call Homewise on 01254 232 249 quoting ‘Hyndburn’. Alternatively visit