Salford offers energy help to homeowners

Salford homeowners could get up to £5,000 to help cut their fuel bills this winter.

Salford City Council is urging people to consider applying for the Warm Homes Fund national grant scheme which could help with replacing a faulty boiler, make a home weathertight and more energy efficient or simply provide curtains to keep warmth in.

Councillor Sharmina August, Lead Member for Inclusive Economy, Anti-Poverty and Equalities said: “Making their home more energy efficient could help people use less gas and electricity while still feeling warm and comfortable which will protect their health.

“One of the criteria for help from the Warm Homes Fund is financial hardship. People may think that only applies to those who are claiming benefits but with the rising cost of living someone could be earning a decent wage and still struggling to make ends meet.

“We’re urging anyone who thinks they could benefit from the fund to contact us. Staff from our health improvement service can advise people if they are likely to qualify for a grant and if not, we may be able to find other ways to get them the help they need.”

To be eligible for help from the Warm Homes Fund your household must be both:

  • Owner-occupied, meaning you own the house or flat that you live in. The scheme is not open to people living in private rented accommodation or social housing
  • Claiming income-related benefits, such as Universal Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, Pension Credit or Tax Credits, or be claiming free school meals, or otherwise experiencing financial hardship.

Your household must also meet one of the following conditions:

  • Include someone over the age of 65.
  • Include a child under five.
  • Include someone with a diagnosed respiratory (breathing) condition, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis or lung cancer.
  • Include someone with a diagnosed cardiovascular (heart) conditions, such as coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke or high blood pressure (hypertension).
  • Someone at substantial risk of developing cardiovascular (heart) disease or respiratory (breathing) conditions.

Please email with your name, email and contact number or call 0800 952 1000 (option 2) between 9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday to find out more about the scheme and see if you qualify.

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Date published
Thursday 27 October 2022

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