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Standbridge Lane Community Centre is ready to cook!

Published 6 October 2015

Standbridge Lane Community Centre in Kettlethorpe has now opened its new kitchen facilities thanks to support from WDH, and has plans to hold Cook and Eat courses for local residents.

The kitchen underwent a big transformation with the help of the centre’s volunteers who cleaned it from top to bottom, a group of young volunteers who helped paint the kitchen and staff from WDH who completed joinery and plumbing works.

Following the opening of the kitchen, the Community Centre is now working with the Community Food and Health Team from the South West Yorkshire Foundation Trust to provide Cook and Eat classes for local residents.

The classes will involve cooking and eating healthy dishes but will also promote healthy eating, confidence in the kitchen as well as shopping and budgeting advice. The sessions last for 2 hours and the course itself lasts 5 weeks. For more details or to book email foodandhealthteam@swyt.nhs.uk.

Councillor Monica Graham said: “I want to thank everyone for their help in getting the kitchen up and running and enable us to get this healthy eating project started. This is only the beginning we have had more money pledged in order to help us achieve our dream turn the kitchen into a Community Café.”

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Are you eligible for a £140 rebate on your energy bills?
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Are you eligible for a £140 rebate on your energy bills?

Published 4 December 2014

Are you eligible for a £140 discount on your electricity bill?

If you are on a low income, you may qualify for the Warm Home Discount Scheme. Through the initiative, pensioners on low incomes and some other customers also on low incomes receive £140. If you qualify for the discount, you’ll get a letter this autumn or winter telling you either you don’t have to apply and that you’ll get the discount automatically or that you’ll need to apply by 30 January 2015 - the letter will tell you why and how.

If you’re not a pensioner on a low income, contact your energy supplier directly as each one has its own set of criteria, so you may still be eligible. It’s best to contact them sooner rather than later as some only have a limited fund pot.

Alex Hargreaves, WDH’s Tenant Sustainability Officer said: “If you’re not quite ready to switch your energy provider but are struggling to make ends meet, make sure you speak to your supplier about the Warm Home Discount Scheme. If you’re with one of the bigger providers, they must offer the scheme by law, so don’t miss out on cash you may be entitled to.”

For more information about the scheme, visit: https://www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme.

Or for more information about changing your supplier or tariff with WDH, find out more about our Switch and Save initiative.

 

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