450 families in Walsall will soon have access to central heating as Walsall council have secured funding from the Government, which will help to keep their homes warm during the winter season.
The bid to support those who are suffering from fuel poverty was initiated by the council alongside the Walsall Housing Group and Accord Housing Association, after it emerged that 17,030 families in Walsall were living in fuel poverty. It is hoped that up to 445 properties will benefit from the investment.
An initial fund of £869, 712 has been safely secured, and will go to some of the most deprived residents in Walsall, but it is hoped that the full funding of £1.1m will be awarded in the future.
Regeneration chief, Councillor Adrian Andrew, has welcomed the funding and said
"It is good news for the town and it is our way of working with partners to try and help vulnerable people. This is our commitment to try and invest and help people with their heating. Everybody is struggling at the moment. We are pushing for this winter, we would like to try and start as soon as we can."
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