Julian Smith MP welcomes the success of the Warm Homes Programme in tackling fuel poverty

Julian Smith MP has welcomed the news that over 200 households across Leeds City Region have already benefited from the Warm Homes programme, which fits new gas-fired central heating systems in fuel poor homes. 

The Warm Homes programme is designed to help households become more energy efficient, lowering heating and hot water bills at an average of £400 a year. Recipients are mainly low-income households with cold-related illnesses, heart or respiratory conditions who were previously unable to heat their homes to the temperature needed to stay warm and healthy. A further 500 properties across the Leeds City Region are set to benefit before March 2019. 

Warm Homes is part of the wider Better Homes Yorkshire scheme, which is a partnership between ENGIE and the ten local authorities in the Leeds City Region and is part-funded by National Grid’s £150m Warm Homes Fund (£1.6m). 

Julian Smith MP said: ‘I am pleased to recognise the contribution of this important scheme during the first ever Green GB week. The scheme not only has a major impact on the lives of those living in fuel poverty across our area, but also contributes to the vital task of tackling climate change and reducing carbon emissions.’