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Wellbeing home

Wellbeing home

Our Wellbeing Home service is here to help you Keep Warm and Keep Well. The free, friendly service aims to make your home more comfortable, energy efficient, and save you money.

So if your home is cold and damp, if you are suffering from health problems, if you are worried about your heating bills, you could be eligible for a free Home Energy Visit from our qualified energy experts. The service is available to home owners and private rented properties.  

You may receive free energy saving devices, free practical advice and free information about keeping warm and healthy in your home.

We provide information about getting the best deal on your energy, government discounts and if you are eligible we can signpost and refer you to local and national insulation and heating grants.

Contact us now on 01243 521041 or info@chichesterwellbeing.org.uk

It is important to keep warm – both inside and outdoors, so if possible keep homes at least 18°C (65°F) and at the first sign of illness, seek immediate advice and help from your pharmacist. For more information about keeping warm this winter download the West Sussex keep warm keep well booklet.

 

Wellbeing home help for families

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Are you Eligible for the Warm home discount?

The Warm Home Discount could save you £140 off your electric bill. If you are eligible the rebate will be credited to your electric account after the winter.

The discount has a ‘core’ group of eligible households and a ‘broader’ group. The ‘core’ group are those that receive the guarantee element of the Pension Credit, who should automatically receive the rebate. The 'broader group' are vulnerable customers on a low income, however the eligibility criteria for this is different with each supplier. If you think you’re in the ‘broader’ group you must submit an application directly to your energy supplier. If you are on a low income and have a child who is born on or after 1st April 2008, you could possibly get a £140 discount on your electricity bill this winter through the Warm Home Discount Scheme. The discount is available even if you use a pre-pay or pay-as-you-go electricity meter.

Don’t delay applying as the ‘broader’ schemes run on a first come first serve basis. Not all suppliers are obliged to offer the discount so check today to see if you are eligible.  You need to check with your supplier if you meet their criteria to apply, either via their customer service phone number, or by going to their website and searching for Warm Home Discount. You can also give us a call at the Wellbeing Home programme on 01243 521041 or 01903 737862 and our Home Energy Visitors will be able to advise you.

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West Sussex Affordable Warmth scheme

Funding is limited and open to homeowners and tenants in privately rented accommodation (subject to the landlord’s consent) living in West Sussex.

Households on low incomes can get help towards a new, energy efficient heating system and insulation through the West Sussex Affordable Warmth scheme.

If your household income is £16,010 or less and you receive certain benefits, you could get help towards a new energy efficient oil boiler, LPG boiler or electric storage heaters. Funding is also available for loft and cavity wall insulation.

The scheme is provided by Your Energy Sussex, the local council energy partnership, and Osborne Energy. Full details are available on the Osborne Energy website.

Subject to eligibility residents may qualify for:

  • Heating – energy efficient replacements for broken or inefficient boilers, LPG (liquid petroleum gas) boilers or electric storage heaters in homes that are not connected to mains gas.
  • Loft insulation – insulating a loft with no insulation, or providing a ‘top-up’ where the current level of insulation does not meet modern building standards.
  • Cavity wall insulation – insulating homes without existing cavity wall insulation.

Please contact us on 01243 521041 or 01903 737862 to get more information on the eligibility criteria and how to join the scheme or visit the Your Energy Sussex Website.

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