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Warmer homes improve health of pensioners.

PENSIONERS are safe and warm thanks to a new home improvement scheme.

Forty residents over 60 in Clubmoor's Lark Hill area of Liverpool and St Helens' Cement City in Parr have had new central heating, insulation, double glazing and low energy light bulbs installed.

They have also been encouraged to claim winter benefits to cut out fuel poverty.

The Safe and Warm project has meant a reduction in visits to GPs, increased household incomes and improved security.

Run by the South Liverpool Primary Care Trust, Liverpool city council, St Helens council, Merseyside Health Action Zone,Scottish Power and Liverpool John Moores university, the project was introduced in line with the government's social inclusion agenda.
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 29, 2003
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