Warm homes, healthy people
Suffolk Coastal is working with partners across Suffolk to support those most in need of additional help through the winter months with funding from the Government's warm homes, healthy people fund.
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:
- free temporary heater loan.
- help with emergency boiler repairs for vulnerable households.
- help with insulation and other energy-efficiency measures including draught proofing.
- a free home energy survey carried out by an independent surveyor.
- free use of a temperature sensor and telecare alarm unit that raises an alarm if the temperature in your home gets too low.
- help with paying fuel bills.
A special helpline 08456 037686 has been set up to deal with enquiries. 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.
More information about the scheme is available on the Suffolk County Council website (new window).
Health liaison officers will work also with GPs, hospital discharge teams and charities to target residents whose health is affected by cold homes and support them in accessing the warm homes, healthy people fund.
Warm homes roadshows
Warm homes roadshows are being held throughout Suffolk offering advice and support on a range of issues including a free home energy survey carried out by an independent surveyor, interest-free loans for oil heating top-ups, money management advice, meals-on-wheels and supply of home safety and energy products.
Anyone who has a vulnerable relative or neighbour is also urged to come along to find out more about what support and assistance might be available to them. For details and dates of the roadshows visit the Suffolk County Council website (new window).