Yorkshire Housing’s Home Improvement Agency can help keep your home gas safe.
There are staff across the region, from Stockton-on-Tees to Sheffield, who offer expert servicing and repairs.
It is part of our commitment to help older homeowners, disabled people, those on low incomes and many others retain their independence.
And we support initiatives from the Gas Safe Charity to promote awareness of the need to prioritise gas safety in the home.
Safety tips include:
- Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix and service your appliances;
- have all your gas appliances regularly serviced and safety checked every year;
- check gas appliances for warning signs that they are not working properly;
- and fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm.
The HIA run the Stay Put service that helps older or disabled people Sheffield and Rotherham stay safe and independent in their own homes.
For the past six years, the Stay Put service has worked with the Foundations Independent Living Trust to administer a gas safety hardship fund from the Gas Safety Charity.
This is a valuable resource which supports homeowners on a low income or who live with a disability in Sheffield and Rotherham to access funds to get their gas appliances safety checked.
Other possible works include gas-related repairs to boilers or a small contribution towards replacement boilers if their current boiler poses a hazard.
The work is carried out through Yorkshire Housing-approved contractors.
The funds enable people who may not otherwise be able to financially prioritise gas safety checks get this work done.
It also enables needs, advice and support workers to share information on gas safety, carbon monoxide alarms and other safety initiatives to consider in the home.
If you are a homeowner and think you might be eligible for support, then please contact the Stay Put team on 0114 256 4270.