Affordable warmth for West Sussex homes

West Sussex County Council relaunches popular scheme to reduce energy bills for vulnerable residents.

 
Last updated:
19 January 2017

Louise Goldsmith, Leader of West Sussex County Council, said: “I am delighted to announce that the Affordable Warmth scheme is open to new referrals.

“We have already helped more than 300 of the county’s most vulnerable households through previous rounds. The additional Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) funding we have secured will help us to ensure that even more residents, including those without a connection to mains gas, are able to live in warmer homes that are comfortable and affordable to run.”

To be eligible, residents should have a household income of less than £16,010. They should also either own their home or rent it from a private landlord and receive certain income-related benefits.

The scheme is run by Your Energy Sussex, the West Sussex County Council-led local council energy partnership.

Under the current phase of the scheme funding is available for:

• Replacement heating systems for off-gas properties – energy efficient replacements for broken or inefficient oil boilers, LPG boilers or electric storage heaters in qualifying homes that are not connected to mains gas.

• Loft insulation – installing first-time loft insulation and insulation 'top-ups' where current levels do not meet modern industry standards.

• Cavity wall insulation – insulating homes without existing cavity wall insulation.

Funded by the Government’s Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) and Your Energy Sussex, the scheme is part of the council’s commitment to supporting residents at risk of fuel poverty.

All heating and insulation work is carried out to a high standard by local, accredited installer, Osborne Energy.

If you think that you or someone that you know could qualify for support, check the full scheme eligibility criteria on the

Your Energy Sussex website.

You can also call Osborne Energy on 0800 085 1674. Their staff will verify eligibility, check the suitability of your home and heating system, and assess the level of funding available to you.

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