I would advise anyone to apply to the Warm Zone
because it is just such a marvellous scheme - it's done so much for us.
Among those to have already benefited from the Warm Zone
scheme is former broadcaster and North East legend Mike Neville, who received help from the Gateshead Warm Zone
As of March 12, 126,905 Warm Zone
assessments have been carried out and 45,300 households have received 54,882 insulation measures.
Northumberland Warm Zone
is this year celebrating 10 years of successful activity.
Clr Mehboob Khan, Leader of the Council and Cabinet member for the Environment Unit, said: "If you have not signed up to Warm Zone
yet, I would recommend you do so soon and not miss out on this opportunity.
In Stockton, at first we didn't realise a lot of people didn't have the means to pay for heating," said Beccy Brown, one time director of Stockton and now director of Redcar and Cleveland Warm Zone
The service - which covers all the Warm Zone
areas - has been hugely successful and, in Northumberland alone, has secured nearly pounds 1.
Everyone who completes a Warm Zone
assessment form is automatically entered into the prize draw to win pounds 300 worth of shopping vouchers or pounds 300 off their council tax.
- a Government-backed project - supplies and fits the insulation for householders who spend more than a tenth of their disposable income on fuel bills.
The Warm Zone
scheme offers free or low-cost cavity and full loft insulation to help families with fuel bills.
MP Meg Hillier spoke to people who have benefited from Warm Zone
schemes in Newcastle as staff knocked on doors to see who else could have the work done.
project officials are re-visiting the areas in Dewsbury and Mirfield giving people not already signed up to the scheme one last chance to do so.