HELPING to keep homes across Bognor Regis and Chichester warm has brought Emma Pagett an award.
Emma, of Arun and Chichester Wellbeing, was named a Heat Hero at a ceremony in Parliament.
The awards are open to individuals in England and Wales and celebrate those who work hard to help residents in their area to live in warmer homes.
They were held in partnership between ScottishPower and the charity, National Energy Action.
Emma was one of the 15 winners. Gillian Noble, sales director at ScottishPower, said: “The hard work and commitment shown by these dedicated people within their communities is crucially important in helping to tackle fuel poverty.
Arun District Council’s cabinet member for community wellbeing, Cllr Mike Clayden, thanked Emma for her efforts.
“I am very proud of Emma who, along with colleague Jo Williamson, has worked hard to provide much-needed support to some of our most vulnerable residents. The feedback we have received from residents shows just how much of a difference Emma has made to their lives,” he said.
Cllr Eileen Lintill, his counterpart at Chichester District Council, said: “Having a warm home is vital for health and wellbeing and I know Emma and Jo’s work has made a tremendous difference to a number of our residents.”