LJHA able to ensure all residents will have central heating.

LJHA were successful in obtaining funding from the £1.7M Leeds received to ensure ALL LJHA residents have central heating

More than 400 households across the Leeds City Region will benefit from £1.7million of funding to tackle fuel poverty and keep household bills low. It is hoped that all of LJHA’s general needs properties will have central heating installed by the end of the year.

In a competitive bid to government, the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) successfully secured funding to support local people living in homes that are not connected to the gas grid to have central heating installed for the first time. Once installed, central heating has the potential to help households save up to £1,000 a year as well as ensuring their homes become more energy efficient.

Councillor David Green, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Investment Panel and Leader of Bradford Council said: “By reducing fuel poverty, Better Homes Yorkshire is achieving West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s aim of improving local people’s health and wellbeing.

Craig Simons, LJHA Director of Operations explained “This additional funding means that families will be keeping their homes warm thanks to gas connections and central heating systems installed as a result of this innovative public and private sector partnership.”

Energy Minister Lord Bourne said: “We are determined to help hardworking families keep their homes warmer for less and we recognise that households not connected to the gas grid can pay over the odds for their heating.

“So we are taking action by backing these innovative projects that will help the people who need it most by focusing on central heating for the first time – cutting bills and keeping homes warmer. Projects like this show how much the Government and local councils can achieve working together to secure a better future for local communities.”