Beat the Chill comes to Newton-le-Willows
Published by Lucy Bradwell for The Regenda Group in Housing and also in Communities, Universal Credit
Mrs Francis Harrison, resident at Woods Court with Vicky Lyle, Financial Inclusion Co-ordinator at Regenda
Saving cash and saving energy were both on the agenda at two special events organised for Newton-le-Willows residents.
Staff from housing group Regenda were on hand at Vulcan Village and the Woods Court Independent Living Community in Legh Street, giving out energy saving tips, free gadgets, and financial advice as part of their Beat The Chill campaign.
Beat the Chill was launched to help residents stay warm and well over the colder months, as well as offering them support on how they can cut down on bills. Money Advice Officers were present to chat to people about their finances, debt, and benefits issues. The team also gave a talk on and answered queries about the impact of the upcoming Welfare Reform Act.
Residents were also able to claim a £50 energy makeover which included draught proofing, radiator foils, standby savers, electricity monitors and heating health checks.
Sarah Thomas, Environmental Officer, said: “The aim of the day was to provide some practical help and support for our residents, helping them to look at their energy use, bills, and other financial issues that may be concerning them. A lot of local people came to see us on the day, and we hope they all found it useful.”