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Holmcroft fuel poverty tackled with thermal imaging

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A Staffordshire charity has been awarded £10k for a project using a thermal imaging camera to show how much heat is lost from the average home

The aim is help people living in the Holmcroft area to get help with assessing their heating bills.

Sustainability Matters hopes using the camera can show the importance of saving heat and reducing fuel bills.

Beryl Metcalf from the group said: "Some people shiver rather than spend the money. It becomes a health issue if you can't afford to heat your home."

Sustainability Matters will be advertising the scheme through schools, churches, GP surgeries and libraries in the hope that residents in the area will contact the group for a free assessment from November.

Ms Metcalf said: "We shall be advising people about grants and tariffs - it's hard to judge how much could be saved but we think it could be up to several hundred pounds a year."

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