Earlier this month, Barnsley Council signed up to the Affordable Warmth Charter, alongside fellow signatories Berneslai Homes, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Wates.
The move supports the Council’s ambitions for a healthy Barnsley where fewer people live in poverty, and for a growing Barnsley where people have a wide choice of quality, affordable and sustainable housing.
Held in Barnsley Market, the Affordable Warmth event highlighted what's on offer for local residents to keep warm and well this winter in light of rising energy costs and the cost of living.
The session was very well attended with the Council’s Warm Homes team registering 21 new applications for grants for heating and insulation. Additionally, a number of productive conversations took place with residents around making their homes warmer and cheaper to run.
Our local population’s health needs were also well catered for at the event. A total of 32 people got their blood pressure checked as part of the Council’s ‘How's Thi Ticker’ campaign, while some 72 vaccines were administered at a pop-up COVID-19 autumn booster clinic, helping people boost their immunity this winter.
If you could not attend the event on the day but would like to explore available support, please see the Council’s 'Stay well this Winter' web page which contains plenty of top tips and helpful information on the support available through the winter.
To get in touch with Barnsley Council’s Warm Homes team about making your home warmer and cheaper to run, go to barnsley.gov.uk/warmhomes or call 01226 77 33 66.
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Posted on Dec 19, 2022.Back to News