Sustainable Energy Officer Hazel Hill was recently named a Heat Hero at a special awards ceremony at the Houses of Parliament.
After residents at Warfield Park were identified as being at high risk of fuel poverty, Hazel helped them obtain grants for new boilers and home insulation, which will not only provide warmth and comfort during the winter months, but has helped create savings on energy bills.
As a result, Happy Energy are now working with residents, replacing well over 100 boilers. Alongside this, Hazel helped secure a grant of £1.4 million through Affordable Warmth Solutions to aid with the installation of natural gas on the park.
”I’m thrilled to have been named as a Heat Hero for my work helping to install mains gas to Warfield Park, after the residents were identified as being at a very high risk of fuel poverty.
“As well as helping vulnerable elderly residents who were suffering from cold, damp homes, the change to mains gas is saving residents an average of 50 per cent of their current heating costs. I’m delighted that the residents of Warfield Park can now enjoy warmer, cheaper heating in their homes.”
The work, which began in July 2018, is scheduled for completion next month when all the roads in Warfield Park will be reopened.
The Heat Heroes Awards are held in partnership between Vaillant and the charity National Energy Action. They are open to individuals across England and Wales and celebrate those who go above and beyond to get the recognition they deserve for helping people in their community live in warmer homes.