Charity appointed for Warmer Wirral framework

Michael Hunt

Wallasey-based Energy Projects Plus has been awarded a roof insulation contract from Wirral Council for an undisclosed sum.

The contract is a four year framework agreement covering work on private sector households in the borough.

The framework agreement is initially from 19 July this year to 31 March 2011, with the option to extend yearly for a further three years.

Energy Projects Plus will provide management of a potential four year free insulation programme to provide both cavity wall and loft insulation to homes within the area.

Under the title Warmer Wirral, the contract is part of the council's programme to partner agencies which assist households with poor installation.

The first Wirral Affordable Warmth Strategy was published in 2004 and updated in 2008, committing the council to assist in the eradication of fuel poverty in line with Government targets.

The strategy provides a framework and direction for the council and its partners until 2010 and has identified the need to continue the provision of warmer homes grants and to promote them to households in the area.

The council said it has committed itself to ensuring 80% of these insulation measures are installed by March 2014.

Energy Projects Plus works with regional bodies, local authorities, health sector partners, utilities and community groups within Merseyside and Cheshire to achieve improvement in environmental performance and health and well-being.

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