Suffolk residents who are struggling to keep their homes warm, can contact a new project which offers funding and free advice at www.warmhomessuffolk.org.
Suffolk’s councils have joined together to establish Warm Homes Suffolk. The team are on hand to offer expert advice on reducing energy bills, energy usage and identify benefits that residents may be entitled to, to help keep their homes warm.
For eligible residents, the scheme can offer a range of home upgrades, including cavity, loft and external insulation, installation of solar photovoltaic systems and switching central heating to more efficient low carbon heat pumps. The scheme is available to homeowners, those renting, and landlords. There are some conditions to meet before being able to access funding, which is aimed at residents who are:
earning under £30,000 per annum
and/or currently receiving benefits (or think you may be eligible)
living in homes with a low energy rating
Further information can be found on the Warm Homes Suffolk website, or by calling 03456 037 686. Lines are open Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.
If you know someone who might benefit from this scheme, please share this information with them.
In addition, if the loft needs clearing before being insulated, and the resident can't carry out the clearance themselves, help is available from Lofty Heights CIC who provide a dignified service. They can be contacted to arrange for an estimate on 01473 345301 or visit their website for more information: https://www.lofty-heights.org/