Bradford residents offered advice on how to make energy savings

Residents in Manningham and Toller Ward, Bradford, given free advice on how to make heating savings in their homes.

Residents in Manningham and Toller Ward, Bradford, given free advice on how to make heating savings in their homes. 

As household energy bills soar, Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin is working with experts to give people advice on how to reduce energy bills by making changes in their homes, to make them more energy efficient.  

Free home surveys have already started in an area of Bradford for homeowners of pre-1919 stone-built houses. The surveys give advice on what installation measures are suitable for each property and provide the best improvements. 

Homeowners will be provided with a free plan outlining the outcomes of the survey and given advice on what small steps they can take to reduce their energy consumption. Those signing up to the scheme will potentially benefit financially through greater energy efficiency while playing their own part in reducing carbon emissions in the area where they live.  

The Manningham and Toller Ward Retrofit Hub project has received £471,763.43 from the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. 

Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin said:

“Across our region people are suffering due to the cost-of-living crisis. Inflation is nearing 10%, the highest it has been since the 1980s, energy bills are rising as is the cost of petrol and diesel, households are suffering a huge hit to their incomes. 

“I am very pleased that we can offer a scheme to the people of Manningham and Toller ward in Bradford which can result in people receiving help to deal with the huge rise in costs. I urge you to come forward for a free survey if you qualify. 

“We are working with Manningham Housing Association who are co-ordinating the surveys. It’s great to work with partners who are as ambitious as we are for a greener economy and a better quality of life for the people in the Bradford area.” 

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council's Portfolio for Healthy People and Places said:

 “We are delighted to be working with the Mayor, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Manningham Housing Association to improve 100 local properties and I encourage anyone interested to get in touch.  

“This initiative will help residents reduce their energy bills and cut their carbon emissions. 

“The project joins a range of environmental measures the council is putting in place to reduce global warming and drive forward a local green revolution.” 

This service is free to residents living in Manningham and Toller Ward, Bradford living in pre-1919 stone-built houses, and is delivered in partnership with Manningham Housing Association (MHA) and Mills Green Deal Advisors.  

If you would like a survey, please contact Manningham Housing Association on 07939504284 to arrange an appointment. It’s free, you have nothing to lose and perhaps a lot to gain!  

ENDS. 

Note to Editors: 

This project is [funded/part-funded] by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. 

The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, visit  

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewal-fund-prospectus    

 

 

 

 

Across our region people are suffering due to the cost-of-living crisis. Inflation is nearing 10%, the highest it has been since the 1980s, energy bills are rising as is the cost of petrol and diesel, households are suffering a huge hit to their incomes.

Tracy Brabin Mayor of West Yorkshire

 The Deputy Chief Executive of Manningham Housing Association, Ulfat Hussain, said: 

“We fully support the collective effort to reduce energy consumption in West Yorkshire and welcome the opportunity to join Mayor Brabin in leading from the front.  

 “Neighbourhoods across Bradford are deeply concerned about the spike in energy costs, with the threat of steeper rises to come later in the year.               

 “However, it is important for households to be aware that there are money saving options available to them which also protect the climate.   

 “We urge people to get in touch with us, complete a survey and together we can make a positive difference.”    

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