Heataborough - a partnership to help hundreds of Peterborough householders tackle fuel poverty has been launched.
The strategic partnership, between British Gas and Peterborough City Council, is expected to help around 2,300 households access free energy efficiency improvements, over the next two years.
Known as Heataborough, the main focus of the campaign is to roll out a British Gas initiative called Affordable Warmth.
This offers free cavity wall and loft insulation, as well as boiler repairs and replacements, to residents who own their own home, or rent privately, but are in receipt of benefits or the state pension.
Councillor Nigel North, cabinet member for environment capital and neighbourhoods, said: “We believe that all Peterborough residents should have access to safe, cleaner and affordable energy and this partnership with British Gas is set to benefit some of the city’s most vulnerable people.”
Dr Randall Bowen, head of strategic relations, public sector and healthcare for British Gas, said: “Through the initiative we will help Peterborough residents heat their homes more efficiently and ultimately save money on their energy bills.”
For details about the scheme call 0800 3164247 or visit heataborough.co.uk