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Warm homes, healthy people

Warm Homes Healthy PeopleSuffolk 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:

  • Help with emergency boiler repairs
  • Help with insulation and other energy efficiency measures including draught proofing
  • Help with paying fuel bills
  • Free temporary heater loan

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@eastsuffolk.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.

More information about the scheme and other support is available on the Suffolk Energy Action website.

Retired? The Warm Homes Discount Scheme may help

If you are retired you may qualify for the Warm Home Discount Scheme. For winter 2014 to 2015, you could get a £140 discount on your electricity bill through the Warm Home Discount Scheme. The discount won’t affect your Cold Weather Payment or Winter Fuel Payment. Follow this link for information on eligibility and a list of energy suppliers signed up to the scheme.