Delyn MP David Hanson is celebrating the work of the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (HEES) does in Delyn to help the most vulnerable in the community to keep warm and stay healthy.
HEES, which combats fuel poverty by installing central heating and heat saving insulation work into the homes of vulnerable people, has so far assisted 1685 households in Delyn – a total spend of £1,637,812.55 in the area.
The scheme manager, eaga plc, has reported that 557 households have benefited from a brand new central heating system or repair to their current central heating system in Delyn and 1116 have benefited from energy saving insulation measures since the beginning of the scheme in June 2001.
Householders applying for HEES also have the opportunity to undergo a comprehensive check to see if they are in receipt of all the benefits they are entitled to. Benefit Entitlement Checks (BEC) have been operating as part of HEES since June 2003, with the average weekly increase per client in Delyn being found as £11.91.
In terms of vulnerable groups of people who have been helped by HEES grants, eaga has reported that 98 households with children under the age of four, 595 households on DLA, and 1162 households over the age of 60 in Delyn have benefited from improvements to their homes.
David Hanson said:
“HEES provides heating and insulation to the homes of some of my most vulnerable constituents, and it has my total support. Affordable heat is a basic need that all should be able to benefit from, as a warm home is a healthy, happy home.”
Find out more about HEES at www.heeswales.co.uk