The Warm and Healthy Homes Partnership


The Warm and Healthy Homes Partnership is run by local authorities working across the Thames Gateway South Essex region. It covers Basildon, Castle Point, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock.

The scheme provides a single point contact for all local energy efficiency enquiries (0800 980 6022 or http://www.healthywarmhome.org.uk). The scheme is operated in conjunction with Climate Energy Ltd who, as partners of the Council, will visit owner occupiers and private tenants in their homes and advise on sources of grants for energy efficiency work such as loft or cavity wall insulation.

The properties must be over 10 years old or, if a flat or maisonette, have been converted for more than 10 years.

Grants

Many of the Warm and Healthy Homes Partnership grants are avaliable to all, regardless of income. If a household is in receipt of a qualifying benefit or on a low income then they may be entitled to a grant of up to 100% of the cost.

The scheme has secured over £2 Million of funding between the five Councils with more, if successful, the following year.

Cavity Wall Insulation Grant

If the property has cavity walls then insulation will not only help make the property be warmer for longer but the Energy Saving Trust calculates that it can lead to a saving of up to £160 on heating bills. This grant will provide cavity wall insulation to current standards.

Loft Insulation Grant

Simply insulating 270mm (11 inches) of loft insulation can save up to 15% on heating costs. This grant will provide 270 mm of loft insulation to current standards where the existing insulation is 100mm or less.

Heating Grant

Condensing boilers can be up to 92% efficient, whereas older boilers can be less than 55% efficient. This grant provides the full cost of a replacement boiler if the existing one is unserviceable or not working.

“Our share of this money will allow these improvements to not only benefit individual households, but Southend as a whole. Making homes warmer and cheaper to heat will help reduce fuel bills and along with basic repairs and improvements to the Decent Homes Standard contribute to improved health and wellbeing.”

Councillor Mark Flewitt

Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care, Health and Housing

article by Stuart Burrell

One Response

  1. can u please conta\ct me about the scheme for change my boiler plz. this is for warm and healthy homes. i cannot dial 0800 nos on mobile 07989279815

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