MORE than £3million will be spent on making homes around Worcestershire more energy efficient.

Around 500 homes will have solid wall insulation installed as part of a £3.5million scheme delivered by British Gas and Rooftop Housing.

Work has begun to transform hundreds of homes in Pershore, Pinvin, Evesham, Broadway and Badsey.

The improvements mean residents will be able to heat their homes more efficiently and should also result in lower energy bills.

The scheme will take six months to complete and will see solid wall insulation added to the outside of homes.

This insulation will reduce the amount of heat escaping through walls, helping homes stay warmer over a longer period.

David Young, managing director of British Gas Energy Efficiency, said: “We’re really pleased to deliver this project in Worcestershire in partnership with Rooftop Housing. This scheme will transform residents’ homes, making them warmer and should result in lower energy bills for them as well.”