News of a grant from the Department of Health's Warm
Homes Healthy People fund has been welcomed by Torbay Council's Deputy Mayor
Cllr David Thomas.
The council's "Torbay Warm and Well" bid to the
fund has resulted in it being awarded a grant of £61,752.
The aim of the funding is to:
* deliver energy efficiency and heating improvements to the
most vulnerable people
* ensure better public awareness of the impacts of cold
* provide staff and volunteers with fuel poverty/cold
weather awareness training
Cllr Thomas, whose portfolio includes strategic
responsibility for housing, said: "We are extremely grateful to the
Department of Health for its decision to make this one-off payment after
recognising that our bid met the criteria.