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Scheme launched to boost Lancashire home insulation

A new scheme has been unveiled that will help in the provision of energy-saving home improvements for households across Preston.

The Lancashire Evening Post reports the new Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHIL) initiative will make up to £6 million available in additional funding for green renovations to properties across the city.

Designed to stamp out fuel poverty – an issue that is believed to affect as many as 7,500 households across the county – the scheme will run for the next 12 months and is a partnership between all Lancashire councils and a range of nationwide energy companies.

As part of the programme, all those seeking work will be granted funds to install measures that cut their household bills, including new boiler and heating systems, additional loft insulation, cavity wall insulation and more.

Preston Council cabinet member for community and the environment Robert Boswell said: “This scheme will add to the number of initiatives already in place at the council to help families in Preston.

“Families across the county will benefit greatly from this money so I would encourage people to find out what help they can get to make their homes warmer.

“Fuel poverty is a major issue for lots of families, having to choose whether to heat their homes or to eat.”

Anyone hoping to take part in the scheme is now being encouraged to contact the CHIL team with their details.

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