Cosy winter ahead thanks to Little by Little
A Cwmbran resident is now looking forward to a cosy winter thanks to an environmental initiative.
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16 Rhag, 2015
A new energy efficiency advice project has changed a Cwmbran man’s life enabling him to get a new boiler after he’d spent seven winters without heating in his home.Torfaen’s Little by Little Project Officer Dave Wallace discovered that Mr Sockett had been without heating and hot water for seven years when he visited to perform a home energy health check.
Torfaen’s Little by Little Project Officer Dave Wallace discovered that Mr Sockett had been without heating and hot water for seven years when he visited to perform a home energy health check.
Mr Sockett was using one electric fire to heat his entire home and had to rely on boiling the kettle for hot water, as he couldn’t afford to replace his old boiler when it broke.
The team has now sourced a new boiler, as well as a brand new plumbing and heating system.
Mr Sockett said: “It will help in a great way which I’m very humble about because I didn’t think there was help for house owners – it will really lift me up as far as hot water and heating is concerned and I am humbly grateful that it’s done. I just thought it was my problem to try and sort out myself, my responsibility, because I didn’t think there was assistance available.”
Little by Little is a Welsh Government Warm Homes project hosted by Melin Homes’ Being Greener business unit working with the following Councils - Torfaen, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Blaenau Gwent.
Mark Gardner said: “This particular case proves that our work in tackling fuel poverty can really change lives. Little By Little is a great example of partnership working at its best for the benefit of the environment and for people living in our communities.”