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Brighton and Hove warm home project helps woman save £5,000
7:30am Tuesday 12th February 2013 in News
A householder is £5,000 a year better off thanks to a scheme to help people stay warm in their homes.
The Warm Homes Healthy People programme is jointly run by Brighton and Hove City Council, the NHS and voluntary and community groups.
For one woman, the local authority claimed a visit from an advisor changed her life.
The local authority would not reveal her real name, calling her just Julie.
She was stressed with bills and financial worries until the advisor spotted she was claiming less in disability benefits than she was entitled to.
The adviser helped Julie to claim these and gave her advice on cheaper ways of paying her fuel bills and support to manage her debts.
Stephanie Powell, deputy chairman of the council’s housing committee, said: “The Warm Homes Healthy People programme offers eligible people a combination of cash, practical help in the home and expert advice that can make an incredible difference.”
The Warm Homes Healthy People programme runs until the end of March.
For more details call 01273 468027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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