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 Grants available to help older and vulnerable people stay gas safe in their homes



Older and vulnerable homeowners are urged to apply for a grant from Cornwall Council for essential gas maintenance and gas related repairs to their home.

Grant are available after the Council was awarded a £5,000 Gas Safe Charity Grant to help homeowners with a disability over the age of 21. Homeowners over the age of 60 in receipt of a means tested benefits such as the Guaranteed Pension Credit or Council Tax Support are also eligible.

The Council will arrange for local Gas Safe contractors to carry out work at the homes of successful applicants which could include gas safety checks, gas servicing, gas boiler repairs or work on cookers, fires, pipework or water heaters.

Mark Deer, Cornwall Council’s Team Lead, Home Solutions said: “Applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis. For successful applicants, we will arrange for local Gas Safe contractors to carry out a full gas service of all appliances, including the gas boiler combustion analysis. Last year we assisted 43 households with gas servicing and essential repairs and look forward to doing the same this year.”

In the first instance please contact Home Solutions 01872 224707