Residents in Knowsley may be able to benefit from free boiler and heating repairs and in certain cases new boiler installations. Knowsley Council's Strategic Housing team, have allocated funding to help vulnerable residents as part of their campaign to stay warm and healthy over the winter period.
To be eligible for assistance residents must be a home owner, aged 60 and over or the parent/guardian of a child under 5, either in receipt of eligible benefits or on a low income.
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.
In addition, to the Warm Homes Scheme, 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 your body up, set your heating to 21oC in the living room and ensure you are up-to-date with your flu jabs.