Gas Safe CharitySince 2013, Gas Safe Charity has been working in partnership with Foundations Independent Living Trust on a project aimed at improving gas safety in the homes of older, disabled and vulnerable people in cases of hardship and urgency. The project pays for preventive measures which reduce the risks of death, injury and illness caused by dangerous gas work and appliances andpromotes gas safety awareness across the UK.
Gas Safe Charity provides a hardship fund to identify and provide practical gas safety interventions, such as the replacement, repair and servicing of dangerous, faulty or inefficient gas appliances and installations that put the safety of vulnerable people at risk in their own homes. FILT provides the mechanisms to distribute small and medium-sized local and regional hardship grants, manage the spend levels and monitor performance.FILT provides this help through its network of local delivery partners:
- Home Improvement Agencies in England;
- Care and Repair offices in Scotland; and
- Care & Repair Cymru in Wales.
These trusted local providers move quickly to tackle a range of problems in the homes of older and vulnerable people, and ensure work is completed in a timely manner and to the correct standards.
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