The CHiL Warm Homes Fund is now up and running!
The Warm Homes Health Fund is now up and running to help vulnerable households across Lancashire. Blackpool Coastal Housing Care and Repair are administering the scheme on behalf of Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL), which has 2 case workers visiting homes across Lancashire conducting ‘Energy Audits’. These audits result in applications for the Warm Homes Discount for qualifying clients to receive £140 per year from their energy company. Also, in most cases the client will be eligible to be placed on Electricity North West’s Priority Services Register https://www.enwl.co.uk/power-cuts/priority-services-register/why-become-a-priority-services-customer/
which provides vital assistance for vulnerable households in emergency situations. The energy audits also result in multiple referrals to other organisations such as Energy Angels http://energyangels.co.uk/cosy-homes-in-lanacashire/
for switching help, occupiers receiving small measures and advice, or to CHiL for replacement boilers. The service can also provide temporary heating until the boiler can be installed where the client has not form of heating and is particularly vulnerable and the cold would severely impact their health, even for a short time.
The scheme has already assisted 286 households in the opening months up to November 2018
If you or someone you know lives in Lancashire and could benefit from the scheme, either call CHiL on 03306 061 488 to request an energy audit or call BCH Care & Repair directly on 01253 476646 and use the reference WHF 3
The scheme is working well and set to run till March 2021.
Did you know that you do not have to be on benefits to get help with improving the energy efficiency of your home? We have schemes for everyone.
Over 650,000 homes within the area potentially qualify for help to reduce their Energy Bills. Cosy Homes in Lancashire has been set up by all 15 Local Authorities to provide you with a simple way to find out if you are one of them.
Find out which services you are eligible for by answering one simple question:
Do you live in Lancashire with a household income of less than £30,000 or do you receive an income or disability related benefit of some kind (including Tax Credits, Carers Allowance, Attendance Allowance etc)?