FILT receives funding from npower for caseworker in flood hit areas
In the aftermath of December’s floods, FILT and Homelife Carlisle will be ensuring help is available for vulnerable households.
Thanks to funding from npower, a worker will be on hand to help people find their way through the difficulties to returning home. They will help with things like assessing damage to heating and appliances, sorting out temporary cooking/heating, getting practical work done in the home and signposting to other energy related services.
Homelife manager Robert Cornwall said: “This a really well timed initiative from FILT. It will help us get boots on the ground to quickly start the process of repairs and restoration work for householders who qualify alongside the other offers of help being received.”
Stephen Burke, Chair of FILT said: ““By supporting local Home Improvement Agencies in the heart of affected communities, we can respond quickly and with minimal bureaucracy to support those in greatest need. We will work with the HIAs to reach those vulnerable householders speedily. We are very grateful to npower who already generously support our work. We are confident others will want to join them to help vulnerable householders make their homes warm and safe through the FILT Floods Fund.”
To find out more about FILT and to support its vital work, go to: http://filt.org.uk/how-we-help-people/filt-floods-fund/