Press Release: Get
ready for winter!
I issued the following press release on 4 August 2006:
WARM UP NOW AND BE READY
FOR WINTER SAYS LYNNE JONES MP
Front grants are proving popular in my constituency says Lynne Jones, MP for Selly
Oak. These grants have already helped
2179 households become warmer and more energy efficient since June 2000 and there
are many more who can still apply.
Jones MP was commenting on the latest annual figures provided by Warm Front manager, Eaga
Partnership detailing the amount of grant funded heating and insulation work carried out
in Selly Oak constituency.
June 2000, £1,718,132.57 of Warm Front funding has been spent in Birmingham, Selly Oak
helping local residents keep healthy, save energy, cut the cost of their fuel bills and
keep their homes warm throughout the year.
Partnership has reported that 336 households in Selly Oak constituency have benefited from
a brand new central heating system and a further 344 have received repairs to broken or
condemned boilers. An additional 1703
households will make savings from having had their home insulated. A recent Energy Saving Trust Health Impact
Evaluation of Warm Front highlighted that the improvements made to energy efficiency will
reduce excess winter deaths in the UK
terms of vulnerable groups of people who have been helped by Warm Front grants, Eaga has
reported that 194 households with children under the age of four, 386 households on DLA,
and 1366 households over the age of 60 in Lynne Jones constituency have benefited
from improvements to their homes.
qualify, householders need to own their own home or rent from a private landlord, and they
also need to be in receipt of an income or disability related benefit. Lynne Jones urged constituents who think they may
qualify to contact the Warm Front team on 0800 316 6014 to apply for a grant. Other constituents who want to save energy and help
combat climate change can get help and advice (including about grants) from the Energy
Savings Trust website www.est.org.uk
or phone 0800 915 7722.
Notes to editors
The Eaga Group is a family of
companies that provide services, products and solutions that address social, environmental
and energy efficiency objectives.
Working in partnership with
central and local government Eaga is positioned at the heart of policy-making and
front-end delivery of social and environmental improvement programmes. Eaga operates
across the UK and in the Republic of Ireland, India and Canada employing over 2,000
Eaga Partnership, the anchor and
parent company of the Eaga Group, was established in Newcastle in 1990 to lead government
funded efforts to improve the living conditions of vulnerable people living in cold, damp
and energy inefficient homes across England. Since it's inception, Eaga has made a
positive difference to over 5 million disadvantaged households across the UK, by
installing energy efficiency measures and central heating.
Eaga Partnership Ltd holds the
contract to deliver the £1.5 billion Warm Front programme in England, which aims to
eliminate fuel poverty by installing energy efficiency measures in vulnerable homes by
2010. The group also works with devolved nation governments to deliver similar schemes
across the UK.
As a co-owned business, Eaga
Group is one of only a handful of UK organisations where every employee with over a years
service is entitled to a share in the success of the business. Eagas commitment to
co-ownership is an integral part of the values that define the ethos of the business and
what it means to be an Eaga Group employee.
Eaga Groups Government
Contracts Division currently employs more than 400 people located at offices in England, Wales,
Scotland and Northern Ireland. It manages the Groups core government contracts,
which relate to grant-funded programmes for tackling fuel poverty.
Eaga Groups Heating
Division currently employs more than 300 employees and operates from five office locations
across the UK. It installs energy efficient central heating systems, powered by renewable
and conventional energy sources.
wishing to apply for a grant should ring freephone 0800 316 6014