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Warm homes, healthy people

Wam homes, healthy people

Suffolk Coastal is working with partners across Suffolk to support those most in need of additional help through the winter months.

Suffolk's warm homes, healthy people scheme can help people living in their own home, or one rented from a private landlord and is aimed at the over 60s, households with a person with disabilities, families on a low income, families with children and young people with learning disabilities.

The scheme can offer, subject to eligibility:

  • An emergency fuel payment
  • Making your home warmer as well as more energy efficient (free home based energy surveys available in some cases)
  • Emergency boiler and heating repairs
  • Loan of temporary heaters in an emergency
  • Cheaper oil prices

To find out more or book a survey call 08456 037 686 (local rate, lines open Monday to Friday 9 - 5pm) or email your name, address and phone number to seal@suffolkcoastal.gov.uk and someone will call you back. Survey appointments are available evenings and weekends, as well as during the day.

Anyone who has a vulnerable relative or neighbour is urged to help them find out more about what support and assistance might be available to them by calling the helpline.

Read the Warm Homes Healthy People Outcomes Report (PDF 732KB) to find out about the help given to Suffolk residents during 2012/13.

More information about the scheme is available at www.suffolk.gov.uk/warmhomes.

The Warm Home Discount scheme

Please be aware that energy suppliers can award eligible customers with a £135 Warm Home Discount. Follow this link for information on eligibility and a list of energy suppliers signed up to the scheme.