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Warm Homes Scheme

Updated: 29 Aug 2014
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The Warm Homes Scheme provides a free service to all applicants to ensure that you are receiving all the benefits that you are entitled to.  If you would like a free benefit entitlement check, please visit the Warm Homes website.
Warm Homes offers a range of insulation measures to households on a qualifying benefit. Under Warm Homes you may be able to receive the following help:
  • cavity wall insulation
  • loft insulation
  • hot water tank jacket
  • benefit entitlement check
  • energy advice
Warm Homes Plus offers insulation and heating measures to households in receipt of a qualifying benefit and who are identified through the assessment process to have Economy 7 , solid fuel, bottled gas / LPG or no system at all.
As well as the improvements available under Warm Homes, householders who are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits may also be eligible for:
  • installation of a fully controlled energy-efficient oil or gas central heating system where no system currently exist.
  • conversion of an existing bottled gas (LPG), solid fuel or Economy 7 heating system to oil or natural gas (If you live in an area where natural gas is available, that will be the fuel of choice)
Our installers will carry out the recommended works in your property. Regular quality checks are carried out on our installers to ensure that you are receiving the best service.

Who is eligible?

Housing Executive and housing association tenants do not qualify, but householders of any age in receipt of one or more of the qualifying benefits may be eligible -
  • Income Support
  • Income Related Employment Support Allowance
  • Income Based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with NHS Exemption certificate)
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Housing Benefit

Warm Homes Plus

Householders of any age in receipt of one or more of the following benefits and who are identified through assessment to have solid fuel, Economy 7, bottled gas system (LPG ) or no system at all.
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Income Related Employment Support Allowance
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Benefit Entitlement Check

Further information

Grant help is available from various agencies, and is constantly being developed to suit the market trends.
To find out more about what financial support is currently available, speak to the advisors on freephone  0800 142 2865 at the Energy Advice Centre, which is managed and operated by Bryson Energy and co-funded by the Housing Executive.  Their website also allows you to search for grants and offers in your area, so you can see what specific support will be available and what levels of help are available.