Healthy Homes Scheme for North West Leicestershire
North West Leicestershire District Council has teamed up with Ellipse Energy and Harborough Energy to offer insulation measures to its residents.
The aim is to improve the energy-efficiency and running costs of the homes most in need in the community and in doing so, help to improve the overall well-being of residents. The healthy homes scheme will particularly help those households who are unable to benefit from gas heating systems.
Following the introduction by the Government of a new Flexible Eligibility scheme, North West Leicestershire District Council is delighted to announce that they are one of the first local authorities to launch a healthy homes scheme for private households.
We are delighted that the Council has chosen Ellipse Energy and Harborough Energy as its scheme partners for energy advice and referrals for insulation and heating measures to households in the borough. We will support the delivery of the project by providing free, no obligation surveys to ensure that residents benefit from the new opportunities to improve their homes. Residents can be confident that we have been fully vetted to meet the highest quality standards and levels of consumer protection under the schemes strict data protection, codes of conduct and compliance standards.
As well as assisting households that have low incomes, and those that live in homes that are expensive to keep warm, the scheme is now also offering assistance to those residents that suffer from illnesses and conditions that are exacerbated by living in cold damp homes including:
- Cardiovascular conditions
- Respiratory conditions
- Mental health conditions
- Residents over 65 and those with children under 5
How do I get the funding?
Our energy advisers will call at homes across the borough to offer a free, no obligation, insulation inspection. Appointments for the free inspection survey will be arranged at a convenient time to suit you.
It couldn’t be easier!
The inspection survey only takes a few minutes and we will complete all the paperwork too! It doesn’t matter if you own your home or rent privately, however, funding for the scheme is limited, so now is the time to get your home insulated.
How do I find out more?
North West Leicestershire District Council has a list of all official surveyors, so for peace of mind you can check that they are genuine by calling the council on 01530 454545 and asking about the healthy homes scheme.
You can also find out more on the Council’s website www.nwleics.gov.uk/energysaving