‘Help available to keep low-income households warm this Winter’ – McGreevy

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SDLP Newry and Mourne Councillor Connaire McGreevy has highlighted the help available to low-income families and housing association tenants to aid with keeping their homes warm over the winter.

Speaking to Newry Times, McGreevy said: “The Northern Ireland Sustainable Energy Programme has, through some of the energy providers and the Utility Regulator, been able to put together a series of schemes which give financial assistance to low-income families, as well as Housing Executive and Housing Association tenants, to ensure that their home is insulated and energy-efficient.”

“This will be of great assistance to those for whom every penny counts and who will benefit most from being able to keep energy bills down without sacrificing warmth. Schemes can include grant-aid towards cavity and loft insulation, lagging for boilers and small supplies of energy-saving lightbulbs.”

He added, “I would encourage anyone who thinks they might qualify to contact me or to look at the list of schemes, which includes contact details for the providers, on Utility Regulator publishes NISEP list of schemes 2012-13


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