Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Project Summary:

The Council's private sector housing team within community housing, experience a number of service requests from households with children and some over 60 households whose primary space and/or water heating system has failed during the winter months. A number of these households are those waiting for warm front grant application to come through. The majority can ill afford to finance the repairs or replacement of the broken appliance or cannot have difficulties finding a heating engineer to carry out repairs or replacement of the failed appliance. The projects aims to secure funding to make available through their Care and Repair Agency a number of potable electric space and water heaters that can be loaned out to these vulnerable households.

Expected Number of Individuals: 100 - 200

Expected Number of Households: 40 - 60

Trustees Meeting: 06 October 2006

Funding Amount Approved: £8,100

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