More tips from Calderdale Council on keeping warm this winter:
Tip 6 – Apply for warmth on prescription
Are you an owner-occupier OR a tenant in private rented home with a long-term or chronic health condition made significantly worse by living in a cold home?
If you receive a qualifying benefit, or are on a low household income, you may be able to apply for a ‘warmth on prescription’ grant.
Grants of up to 50% (to a maximum £5,000) are available for the cost of heating and insulation. Interest-free loans are available to fund the balance of the cost. Work that can be carried out with this grant includes:
- a new gas central heating boiler, if the existing boiler cannot be repaired;
- a new gas central heating system, for properties on electric heating or solid fuel;
- standard loft and cavity wall insulation;
- non-standard insulation, such as solid wall insulation or polyurethane foam.
Note: All the work is subject to survey and available funding. If you privately rent your home, you must provide written consent from your landlord with your application to authorise the works.
Ask your GP Practice or health professional (Practice Nurse, Health Visitor, social worker) to refer you into the scheme. As well as proof of benefits, or details of low income, we just need a very short referral in writing or by email from a health professional which clearly states your health conditions and confirmation that they are made significantly worse by living in a cold home.
To apply for the scheme, visit: Better Homes Yorkshire to request a no-obligation survey and quotation for the works required.
Or contact Better Homes on telephone:
0800 597 1500 (free from a UK Landline) or
0113 897 0977 (local or mobile call charges may apply).
Once you receive the Better Homes quote, please complete the Enquiry Form [PDF 199KB] and email or post it back to our email address below with a copy of the quote, details of your benefits and referral from your health professional.
For more details, please contact: