Northland residents with high health risks will have warmer,
healthier homes as a result of a new Government insulation project
offering ceiling and underfloor insulation.
The project aims to insulate more than 1000 homes in the region
by July next year as part of the Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes
programme announced in the Budget.
It is aimed at people with a Community Services Card and at risk
from conditions relating to cold, damp housing.
EECA, which administers Warm Up New Zealand, will work in
partnership with Healthy Homes Tai Tokerau, a joint venture between
two long-standing community enterprises - He Iwi Kotahi Tatou Trust
of Moerewa and CBEC of Kaitaia.
Healthy Homes Tai Tokerau spokesperson Paul Hansen says the
project will focus on low-income homes, owned and rented, with
landlords being asked to make a contribution.
The project focus also extends to people with high health needs
and whanau housing.
Mr Hansen says Healthy Homes Tai Tokerau will co-ordinate with
the Northland DHB, Manaia PHO, the Asthma Society and GPs, who will
refer people with health issues likely to benefit from
Call 0800 738 763 or see healthyhomesnorth.co.nz for details