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TIME is running out to take advantage of the Island Insulation Scheme, whereby many Islanders can get their homes insulated for free.

Younger people in receipt of certain benefits and allowances can get their homes insulated at no cost and anyone over 70 years also get their home insulated for free. It is important that people get onto the scheme now, when demand is low, rather than waiting until the winter.

The scheme formerly ends in December but this date will be brought forward if targets are met and the funding spent.

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The scheme has been running for nearly three years but will soon becoming to an end. By insulating homes the occupiers can reduce their energy bills by nearly £400 per year…it would be a great pity if people missed out on this great deal!” said Ray Harrington-Vail of the Footprint Trust’s Energetic Team.

For those not in the qualifying groups the cost is only £99 per measure – which means the average home can be insulated for just under £200 – a real bargain…”

The Footprint Trust has been promoting the free insulation scheme, to date thousands of Island homes have been insulated by the Mark Group, who have a depot on the Island. The scheme is supported by the Isle of Wight Council in partnership with the Mark Group and E-On. The scheme is set to come to an end very soon, hence the need to act now.

The Trust also offers householders free home visits giving tailored guidance on energy saving, their work is supported by Scottish Energy People’s Trust.

For more information on saving energy please contact the Trust on 01983 822282 or email [email protected] The Trust can also be contacted via twitter and Facebook.

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