Response to Age UK’s campaign to continue Warm Homes, Healthy People funding

Department of Health’s response to Age UK’s campaign calling for the Government to continue to provide funding to local authorities under the Warm Homes, Healthy People fund

Ministers are once again providing support for the Warm Homes, Healthy People fund for 2012/13.  On 11 September, a letter was sent to all local authority chief executives notifying them of the availability of this funding and inviting them to submit bids by 5 October.

Local Authority Circular LAC (DH) (2012) 2 was issued on 13 September to provide more information regarding the process.  It can be obtained from the Department’s website.

The aim of the fund is to support local authorities in the coming winter to reduce levels of death and illness that are due to vulnerable people living in cold housing.

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