Help to improve energy efficiency in the home

To help residents to stay warm and healthy we have launched the Warm Salford campaign to raise awareness of National, Regional and local schemes.

Local Energy Advice Programme (LEAP)

LEAP is a completely free of charge service for owner-occupiers and tenants. The scheme can help you save money and keep your home warm and cosy.

The LEAP scheme can

  • Check if you are on the cheapest energy tariffs.
  • Install FREE simple energy saving measures.
  • Give you day-to-day energy efficiency hints and tips
  • Arrange a FREE telephone advice service to help with benefits, debt and other money problems.
  • Refer you for further energy efficiency improvements, such as loft insulation or a new boiler.

You may be eligible for the LEAP service if you are on one of the following:

  • Have a low income
  • Receive tax credits
  • Receive housing benefits
  • Receive an income or disability related benefit
  • Have a long term illness or disability

Call LEAP on 0800 060 7567 or apply online

Energy Company grants

Utility Company grants such as Energy Company Obligation (ECO) – these grants aims to improve your home's energy efficiency.

Greater Manchester councils are working with their energy provider partners to help residents improve their home with energy saving home improvements including loft and cavity wall or replacing broken boilers.

The offer is completely free. There’s no catch, you simply must meet the qualifying criteria. 

Extra help is available for vulnerable owner-occupiers through an ECO grant top-up if your ECO grant is not quite enough to pay for replacing your gas boiler.

Or if you have a private landlord and your ECO grant is insufficient to cover the cost of loft or cavity wall insulation.

Gas Safe Scheme

Gas safety checks are available for boilers, fires and cookers for vulnerable owner–occupiers who have a reasonable concern and are unable to fund a check by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer.

If necessary, repairs to the gas appliance maybe carried out up to a value of £500 by one of the qualified Gas Safe heating engineers working with us on this scheme.

For eligibility and to apply contact Helping Hands on 0161 793 9419

Should you require a Gas Safe Engineer telephone for free on 0800 408 5500 or visit the Gas Safe Register website, where you can also find further help and advice.

Please note: grants are only available from the council while funds permit.

Hardship Heating Grants

Council funded grants for vulnerable owner-occupiers who do not qualify for the energy company funded schemes. Contact Helping Hands on 0161 793 9419 and they will arrange a Gas Safety check and refer you on for the help you need.

Warm Homes discount scheme

Get a £140 rebate on your electricity bill if you're a pensioner or on benefits, you may be able to get money off your electricity bill this coming winter

If you're a pensioner and receive the guarantee element of pension credit you don't need to do anything. The government will have already told your energy company and you should get the £140 discount automatically.

If you think you should have received it but haven't, please contact your electricity supplier.

Each energy supplier that offers a discount has its own rules on who can claim, linked to income and benefits. Please check below to see if you qualify and how to apply. To find out more call the Warm Homes Discount scheme helpline on 0345 603 9439.

The suppliers listed below offer their customers a Warm Homes discount:

Salford Assist

Immediate emergency assistance, a resettlement grant or council tax support.

Call 0161 607 1626 or use freephone number 0800 694 3695 or see our Salford Assist page.

 

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