Warm and Well

No-one likes living in a cold, damp home but when heating bills are so high, it’s hard to know what you can do. On this page, you’ll find information to help you manage your heating bills and stay warm and well at home this winter.

Try our Winter Home Health Check: we’ve compiled a winter home health check – ten things you can check at home to put yourself in the best position to stay warm and well this winter.

(If you’d like a printed copy, pop into the Town Hall or contact Anna Francis by email or on 01373 488579)

Insulate your home: grant funding for insulation is now available through insulation firm Evolve. Most households could get at least a 50% discount and some will qualify for free insulation.

  • Insulating your loft will save you around £130 each year
  • Homes built after 1945 will have cavity walls. Filling these with insulation could save you £145 per year.

Figures quoted are for a semi-detached house. Source: Energy Saving Trust

Get an Interest Free Loan to help with fuel cost

Borrow up to £500 to help spread the cost of buying expensive fuels such as oil, LPG, coal and wood. Find out more about bulk buy fuel loans.

Talk to the experts: Call the free helpline on 0800 082 2234 to talk to a specialist energy advisor at the Centre for Sustainable Energy. They can give you impartial advice, grant information and practical ideas specific to you and your home.

Last updated 31st July 2019