Council helps you keep warm

Gainsborough news
Gainsborough news

FREEZING temperatures have hit Gainsborough - and now West Lindsey District Council (WLDC) is offering help to keep you warm at home.

Those on a low income in the district may now be able to receive help from Responders to Warmth.

Responders to Warmth is available to anyone on a state benefit, or those with a chronic or acute health difficulty, as verified by a professional. 

It also supports voluntary sector groups in delivering warmth-related services locally.

The services on offer include:

- Loft and cavity wall insulation

- Boiler repair or replacement

- Heating and hot water adaptation

- Warmth related handy-person

- Energy and tariff advice

Coun Paul Howitt-Cowan said: “We are keen to let our residents know about the Responders to Warmth scheme that may help them to keep warm this winter. Lincolnshire has more than 70,000 households suffering fuel poverty and the subsequent misery of cold, damp homes due to under heating could lead to ill health.”

A WLDC spokesman said: “As the temperature falls and energy bills rise more people in Lincolnshire are set to face fuel poverty.”

“With recent energy price hikes, it is likely another 2,000 Lincolnshire homes will struggle to keep warm this winter. This is the equivalent of six small Lincolnshire villages.”

“Housing tenure exclusions apply and there is a combined annual household income limit and savings limit in operation. In some instances clients may be asked for a contribution towards measures.”

For help and information call 0845 606 4566, visit or email the scheme direct at