Residents in Knowsley can still benefit from free boiler and heating repairs. Knowsley Council’s Public Health team has allocated funding to help vulnerable residents as part of their campaign to help residents stay warm and healthy over the cold winter months.
To be eligible for the work residents must be a home owner, aged 60 and over or the parent/guardian of a child under 5, and in receipt of eligible benefits.
Already the scheme has provided new boilers for a number of elderly residents, one had no heating or hot water for a number of months. The new boilers were fitted just in time for Christmas. Around 25 more residents are awaiting work to be undertaken over the coming weeks.
In addition, the council and its partners are helping to give practical advice to residents to help them keep warm and healthy as part of their ‘be prepared for winter’ campaign. Advice includes wearing many thin layers, drinking hot drinks throughout the day, try and move around at least once an hour to warm you body up, set your heating to 21oC in the living room and ensure you are up-to-date with your flu jabs.
To find out more about free boiler and heating repairs in Knowsley, call Knowsley Council’s Energy Officer, Simon Rugen, on 0151 443 5817.
Matthew Ashton, Director of Public Health in Knowsley, said “I would urge residents who are eligible for the free heating and boiler repairs to get in touch with us.
Through this initiative we want to ensure our households have modern, energy-efficient boilers and central heating systems to keep them warm and healthy, as well as reducing their heating bills.”