WINTER has been warmer for Calderdale residents, thanks to a new energy-saving scheme.
Peter Butcher was made `energy champion' at Calderdale Primary Care Trust in November.
He has spent all winter training health workers to spot residents whose homes are under-heated.
About 110 people die in Calderdale each year because they cannot afford to heat their homes properly.
The idea of the energy champion scheme is for the trust to develop plans to improve heating in homes, while staff give people advice on how to cut fuel bills and keep warm.
Mr Butcher, who is also the trust's assistant director of public health, will finish training staff this November.
He said: "We are finding the project very useful.
"We have already involved up to 200 staff who come into direct contact with clients.
"We will expand training for staff across the trust area, to include health visitors and district nurses.
"We will see the impact of that next winter."
Mr Butcher is one of five energy champions who have been working with trusts across the UK.