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A HOUS­ING scheme which has lifted more than 1,000 peo­ple out of fuel poverty has won a pres­ti­gious award.

The Warm Homes Old­ham project has been named Part­ner­ship of the Year at the Hous­ing Awards in London.

The scheme – set up by the coun­cil, lo­cal NHS clin­i­cal com­mis­sion­ing group and Old­ham Hous­ing In­vest­ment part­ner­ship – hopes to help res­i­dents strug­gling with ris­ing en­ergy bills with grants for new boil­ers and free in­su­la­tion for their houses.

The Warm Homes team as­sess each case in­di­vid­u­ally and around 80 per cent of those who have been helped say it has had a pos­i­tive im­pact on their gen­eral health and well­be­ing.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit warmhome­sol­, email warmhome­sol­dham@keep­moat. com or call 0800 019 1084.

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