I must say thank you to Warm Zone
who have made this all possible by being able to offer full funding for the external wall insulation to those living on St Aidan's Close.
Pierce said: "I contacted Warm Zone
to find out if we were eligible - it was so easy.
The Kirklees Warm Zone
scheme took place during 2008-2010 and offered free insulation to households.
The scheme, which has seen Birmingham City Council team up with energy supplier npower and charity Warm Zones
, is set to run for a year.
In both cases, the con artists claimed to be from the council's Warm Zone
service, which ended last year, and said they wanted to read meters.
Sandwell council leader Lord Tarsem King added: 'We see the Warm Zone
pilot as a key strand in the fight against fuel poverty which we are already tackling in Sandwell through a number of innovative schemes.
Until the end of January 2015, Warm Zone
assessors will be out and about in the Chirton, Collingwood, Howdon, Longbenton, Riverside and Wallsend wards.
Through the scheme, residents can also ask Warm Zone
if they're entitled to any other or additional financial support such as housing or council tax benefit.
The firm will recruit four full-time staff for the Hampshire project and - as with the Kirklees Warm Zone
contract - about 50 freelance assessors to carry out doorstep assessments.
The Redcar and Cleveland Warm Zone
is a project aiming to crack fuel poverty.
are a not-for-profit organisation working in partnership with the local council and aim to improve energy efficiency, reduce fuel bills and provide warmer, healthier homes.
The Newsome man said: "The key thing about Warm Zone
was that it was a compelling offer for people, it took away all the barriers and offered people free insulation.