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Warm Home Scheme

Warm Homes

With the beautiful weather we have had this week the last thing on anyone’s mind is home insulation. However, there is a great opportunity to improve your insulation through the ‘Warm Homes Scheme’. The scheme has been extended until March 2015, but is subject to available funding and is on a first come first serve basis, so despite the heat, think ahead and take advantage of this opportunity.

Funded by the Department for Social Development, the ‘Warm Homes Scheme’ is available to owner-occupiers and private tenants in receipt of certain benefits or tax cuts. Have a look at the below list to see if you, or someone you may know is eligible. 

  • Income Support*
  • Income Related Employment Support Allowance*
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance*
  • Pension Credit*
  • Working Tax Credit*
  • Child Tax Credit (with relevant income less than £16,010)
  • Housing Benefit*
  • Disability Living Allowance
  •  Attendance Allowance

All of the above benefits will qualify for ‘Warm Homes’ and those marked with an asterisk (*) are eligible for ‘Warm Homes Plus’.  So what do you get through this scheme? The table below shows what is available.

Warm Homes

Warm Homes Plus

Owner occupiers or private tenants may be eligible for:

  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Loft Insulation
  • Hot Water Tank Jacket
  • Benefit Entitlement Check
  • Energy Advice


If the household has Economy 7, Solid Fuel, bottled gas/LPG heating system or no heating at all you may also be eligible for:

  • Installation of a fully controlled energy efficient oil or gas central heating system where no system currently exists.

Conversion of an existing bottled gas (LPG), solid fuel or Economy 7 heating system to oil or natural gas.



To apply for the scheme contact 0800 988 0559 or visit warm-homes.com


Chris in the constituency