We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a £200,000 grant by the Cadent Foundation that will fund our Healthy Homes project for three years - created to financially help struggling residents keep their homes warm, safe & watertight across BwD. 

With this funding in place, we will be able to help more people across the borough who otherwise could not afford servicing, repairs, or replacement of their home heating systems.

Our Healthy Homes scheme will now have an increased focus on targetting target damp, mould, and condensation in local people's homes, which - if allowed to take hold - could have serious health issues for residents.

The funding from the Cadent Foundation will cover the cost of increased element of our Healthy Homes service for three years and realises a long-held ambition for our hard-working team based in here on Town Hall Street, Blackburn.

Our Chief Executive James Hadleigh, said:

“We now have a pot of discretionary funding to support residents with, when they need improvements to their house to keep it warm, safe, and watertight.

“It is something we have had an aspiration to achieve for a long time now – to be able to contribute towards paying for improvements, where before we could only make recommendations. In some cases, it may only be a small intervention, but it will make a dramatic difference to people’s lives here in Blackburn with Darwen.

Everyone we support is vulnerable, in some way. This will enable them to stay in their home for longer, and in a home where they are safe, warm, and happy.”

Julia Dwyer, Director of the Cadent Foundation, said:

“We work with lots of charities across the country and what is plain to see is that the cost-of-living crisis has plunged many more people into fuel poverty.

We have focussed our attention on tackling the route causes. Care Network’s Healthy Homes project will keep people in safe, warm, watertight homes, free from mould, damp, and condensation.”

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