Ribble Valley Residents Offered Funds for Affordable Warmth

Published: 7th November 2022

Ribble Valley residents living in cold and damp homes are being offered funds to help them fight ‘fuel poverty’.

Grants are available for the servicing, repair and replacement of boilers, radiators and heating appliances.

The Affordable Warmth Lancashire Fund helps low-income households, with ‘vulnerable’ residents – such as the over-65s, under-fives and pregnant women, or those with cardiovascular and respiratory problems, a disability or mental health condition – beat the cold.

Up to £4,000 per household is available, for as long as funds last, and applicants need to supply two quotes for the proposed work.

David Peat, chairman of Ribble Valley Borough Council’s health and housing committee, said: “Improving the health and wellbeing of local people is a key priority for the council and we have worked hard to address this problem over the years.

“Ribble Valley has a high level of off-grid and single-skin properties, so some people struggle to keep their homes warm during winter, and we are delighted to offer this much-needed help to low-income households vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold home.”

The Affordable Warmth Fund is administered by Ribble Valley Borough Council on behalf of Lancashire County Council.

Further details are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council’s housing team on 01200 425111.