More homes get free insulation

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A SCHEME to provide free insulation for every home in Sheffield is being rolled out to new areas.

Householders in Mosborough, Beighton, Central and Nether Edge can now take advantage of the offer.

Mick Fellowes, of Sheffield Council’s South East Community Assembly, said: “The scheme is targeting Mosborough ward first, and we are writing to and visiting all private tenants and homeowners in the ward to make sure they know about the offer of free insulation.

“Once Mosborough ward is complete, we will be moving on to the next three wards one at a time.” The free insulation scheme has already been offered in 12 other wards – Arbourthorne, Beauchief and Greenhill, Darnall, East Ecclesfield, Firth Park, Gleadless Valley, Hillsborough, Manor Castle, Shiregreen and Brightside, Southey, Stocksbridge and Upper Don, and Walkley – and will be extended to further areas over the coming months.

The council is also offering free insulation to residents in all areas who are aged 70 or over, or who are on certain benefits.

It means those most at risk of fuel poverty or cold-related diseases can get free insulation immediately, and do not have to wait until the scheme moves to their area.

Work to install the insulation will be carried out by contractor Eaga Insulation, which is also carrying out the surveying of properties for the scheme.

For more information log onto www.sheffield.gov.uk/freeinsulation or call 0800 9159096 between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday.