Not long left to save on insulation 

Bolton Council's Executive Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Nick Peel, with Mr Toast

Residents have until November 30 to apply for free loft and cavity wall insulation to help them save money and keep warm.

Get Me Toasty is a joint campaign between the 10 local Greater Manchester authorities, including Bolton Council. The scheme is managed by the Greater Manchester Energy Advice Service.

Home owners and private tenants, regardless of age or income, can get free insulation subject to a free home survey. This could help them save up to £250 per year on their energy bills.

A house can lose up to 60 per cent of its heating through its walls and roof, and insulation can help.

Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor John Byrne, said: “We held a winter advice day recently and a lot of people were asking what they could do to keep warm now that winter is setting in.

“Insulation really is the answer and there have been more than 17,000 installations so far under this scheme, but we think there are many more homes out there that could benefit.

“After the end of this month, it could cost residents upwards of £700 to have their homes insulated so we are appealing to those who could be eligible not to miss out.

“There is even funding for unexpected installation costs such as scaffolding and loft hatch widening in some areas. I’d encourage people to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Residents need to call 0800 009 3363 or visit to find out if they qualify.

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