Wrexham Assembly Member Lesley Griffiths has paid tribute to a successful fuel poverty scheme as it continues to move from strength to strength.
Funded by the Welsh Government, Nest aims to help people reduce their fuel bills. The scheme provides advice and support to all households in Wales to help them reduce their energy bills and offers free energy efficiency improvement packages to eligible households.
The recently published Nest annual report reveals the programme has provided free home energy improvements to nearly 5,000 homes across Wales in the last year, helping save an average of £475 per household.
In addition, over 20,600 households have benefited from free energy saving advice and support in 2013-14 as a result of the scheme.
Since its launch in 2011, over 56,000 households have now been helped and over 13,400 homes have been improved with a package of home energy efficiency measures.
Lesley Griffiths AM said:
“Nest has proven to be a real success in helping tackle fuel poverty and ultimately aiding and improving vulnerable people’s health and wellbeing.”
“Over £16m was invested into Nest last year to help low income households reduce their fuel bills and improve the energy efficiency of their homes. This demonstrates the Welsh Government’s continued commitment to this issue.”
“Everyone is eligible to receive support from Nest so I would encourage any Wrexham residents who are looking to reduce their energy bills to contact the scheme for their help, advice and guidance.”