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Keeping the Children Warm

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

A broken boiler was something Ruth Evans didn’t need when her central heating boiler broke down, leaving her family without heating or hot water. With two small children they had to boil the kettle just to get hot water.

Their existing boiler was over 15 years old and very inefficient, struggling to heat their 3 storey home. But when it finally stopped working Miss Evans, 32, her partner Andrew and two small children Catrin 2½ years and 1 year old Rhiannedd were unable to heat their home.

Fortunately Miss Evans qualified for the free boiler scheme run by Warm Wales Cymru Gynnes, and was able to have a new boiler installed free of charge. (more…)

Free boiler for Cardiff resident

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Mrs Marjorie Langley has lived in her home in Cardiff for over 15 years. The existing boiler had been installed in the property for over 25 years and was tired, inefficient to run and paying high maintenance charges, and the radiators were not very warm.

The Government estimates over 2.5 million households in the UK could benefit from free replacement boilers, and one of the first people to do this was Mrs Marjorie Langley from Cardiff.

After reading about the scheme Mrs Langley, 82, contacted WWCG to see if she was eligible for a new free boiler. (more…)

Swansea Gas & Heating Scheme

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Wales & West Utilities Fuel Poverty Grant Scheme contributes to ARBED Phase  1 – Wales Assembly Government Programme with a Gas & Heating Scheme at Pontarddulais & Clydach, Swansea.

A major scheme to extend the mains gas network to 223 homes in the communities of Pontarddulais & Clydach, Swansea has contributed to a highly successful, national programme of community energy performance investment and regeneration in Wales.  The £30 Million ARBED Phase 1 programme has been recognised as leading the way in Europe for its achievements in 12 months of delivery. (more…)

Plas Carmel Residents Receive Free Boilers & Heating Systems

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Residents at Plas Carmel in Pontypridd can look forward to warmer homes and reduced fuel bills following extensive work carried out at the residents’ home to install gas and new central heating systems.

Built in 1982 on the site of the former Carmel Chapel in Graigwen, Pontypridd, Plas Carmel is a purpose built property for older people, consists of studio, one, two and three bedroom properties, and currently houses 31 residents in 26 flats.  (more…)