Insulation schemes available in Wiltshire
The last day for new applications to Wiltshire’s Warm and Well scheme is 19 January 2013, which gives households the opportunity to get help to improve the insulation of their home. After then, there is limited funding available from Wiltshire council for residents who would have previously qualified for this funding, households on a low income or those with young children. The assistance funding is available for a limited time only. Anyone who thinks they may be eligible for Warm and Well assistance funding or if you’d like to find out more please call the freephone Warm and Well advice line on 0800 500 3076.
Energy Company Obligation
The Government has recently introduced a new Energy Company Obligation alongside the Green Deal aimed both at saving carbon and at getting efficient boilers and insulation into the homes of vulnerable people across Great Britain. Part of this new scheme is specifically targeted at low income households to help them keep warm and save money on energy bills. householders who think they may be eligible for help can contact the freephone Warm and Well advice line on phone number: 0800 500 3076.
The last day for new applications to this scheme is 19 January 2013, which gives households the opportunity to get help to improve the heating or insulation of their home. After then, help and support will be available to a wider group of vulnerable households under the Energy Company Obligation. Any Warm Front applications received by Carillion, the scheme administrator, by 19 January will be processed under the Warm Front scheme. Anyone who thinks they may be eligible for the Warm Front scheme should call the freephone Warm and Well advice line on phone number: 0800 500 3076.
From 28 January 2013 people will be able to sign up for a Green Deal, which will transform homes by providing the opportunity to pay for energy efficient measures with the savings on their energy bills. The council has acquired limited funding from DECC to provided free Green Deal assessments to Wiltshire’s 'early adopters' for a limited period only. The free Green Deal assessment that could otherwise, typically be expected to cost between £75-£120 will produce a detailed review of improvements and identify how these are expected to pay for themselves through reduced energy costs. To find out more or to book your assessment call the freephone Warm and Well advice line on 0800 500 3076.
Warm home discount
Energy bill discounts of £130 are being provided to around 1.1million of the most vulnerable pensioners this winter under the Warm Home Discount scheme. The discount has already been given to over 1 million pensioners, but a small number may need to provide some further information before they can receive this. All those eligible for the discount will receive a letter by February 2013. There is also support available for a broader vulnerable group and householders should contact their energy supplier directly to find out more about the help available.
Winter fuel payments
Automatic payments are made each year to all those in receipt of the state pension in Great Britain, to help with the cost of energy bills.
Cold weather payments
Money is paid to pensioners on pension credit or people on income related benefits who meet certain criteria during periods of severe cold, to help with the cost of energy bills.
There is a lot of help available to keep warm this winter, and people in Wiltshire can call the freephone Warm and Well advice line on phone number: 0800 500 3076. To get further advice on the specific support available for them. From 28 January 2013 people will also be able sign up for a Green Deal, which will transform homes by providing the opportunity to pay for energy efficient measures with the savings on their energy bills.
Wiltshire schools saving money on their energy bills in award winning style
We are currently busy launching the Cut Carbon, Cut Costs schools service to work with approximately 25 schools across school clusters, starting in September 2012. This service follows on from the pilot project from last year, called the Collaborative Low Carbon schools service, which was delivered in partnership with the Carbon Trust, working with 13 Wiltshire schools.
The pilot scheme demonstrated that carbon savings of 20% are typically achievable. 43 local authorities participated in the programme and our participating schools delivered some of the most impressive results nationally; with Pewsey Primary School winning 1st prize for the national competition and Rowdeford Special School coming in the top ten
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North West and East (all areas around Bradford on Avon, Calne, Chippenham, Corsham, Cricklade, Devizes, Malmesbury, Melksham, Trowbridge, Royal Wootton Bassett, Warminster, Westbury)
Telephone: 01249 706313
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Last updated: 30 January 2013