A PROJECT which installs energy efficiency and cost-saving measures to homes across the Carlisle area has won an award.

The Homelife Carlisle Project - a joint venture between Carlisle City Council and Union Technical - received the highly commended award at the 2019 North West Energy Efficiency Awards, in the Regional Small Scale Project Of The Year category.

The project is estimated to save each household over £250 per year from their fuel bills.

Run by the Homelife Carlisle Home Improvement Agency (HIA), it combines a range of funding streams which allows residents access to energy efficiency measures as well as other home improvements.

Kirsty Brown, from Union Technical Services said: “It is wonderful to be part of this project and be able to assist residents stay warm and well.

"It is known that living in a cold home can have so many implications on mental and physical health. By installing heating and insulation into homes we know we can save people money on their fuel bills and make a positive difference to their lives."

The city council also won the highly commended award for Local Authority of the Year at the event, held in Bolton.

In the last 12 months, more than 520 discretionary housing grants have been approved, over 50 Gas Safe charity grants issued and over 270 homes in the Carlisle area have been improved. To find out if you could benefit call Homelife Carlisle on 01228 817111.