South East Cambs MP welcomes winter funding boost
SIR Jim Paice, MP for South East Cambridgeshire has welcomed more than �250,000 of funding for Cambridgeshire to help keep the poorest people in the local area warm this winter.
This investment comes from a Government-backed healthy people fund which invited local authorities to bid for money from the Department of Health to reduce deaths as a result of cold weather over the winter months.
The money will be used to fund additional services which will enhance the existing services, healthy living initiatives, household and heating repairs and improvements and community support initiatives such as shopping services for vulnerable people.
Work will also focus on identifying individuals and families at risk before the worst of the cold weather hits.
Jim said: “People in Cambridgeshire will be pleased to know the Government is putting �252,301 behind efforts to help keep the most vulnerable members of our community warm this winter.
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“Along with discounts to energy bills, boosting cold weather payments, protecting winter fuel payments and getting customers the lowest tariffs, this action shows how serious the Government is about helping people with the cost of coping with the cold.”
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