Warm Homes Scheme

warm_homes.gifThe Warm Homes scheme began in July 2001. It is funded by the Department for Social Development  The Warm Home Scheme is aimed at private sector housing only, i.e. those who are owner occupiers or who rent their homes from private landlords. The insulation measures that are available under the scheme include:

  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • Hot Water Tank Jackets
  • Benefit Entitlement Check
  • Energy Advice.

There are two levels of help available:

Warm Homes

Householders* of any age in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • Income Related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with relevant income less than £15,860)
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Housing Benefit

Warm Homes Plus

Householders* of any age in receipt of one or more of the following benefits and who are identified through assessment to have Solid Fuel, Economy 7, Bottle Gas System(LPG) or no system at all.

  • Income Support
  • Income Related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Income Related Job Seekers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Pension Credit
  • Housing Benefit

As well as the improvements available under Warm Homes, householders who are in receipt of one of the above qualifying benefits may also be eligible for:

Installation of a fully controlled energy-efficient oil or gas central heating system where no system currently exists.

Conversion of an existing bottled gas (LPG), solid fuel or Economy 7 heating system to oil or natural gas.

If you live in an area where Natural Gas is available that will be the fuel of choice. Wood Pellet boilers may be available for those householders in receipt of a Warm Homes Plus qualifying benefit, where oil or gas is not available.

Internal dry lining may be available for householders in receipt of a Warm Homes Plus qualifying benefit, where the property has solid external walls.

For more information or to register on the Warm Homes Scheme, please contact:

Freephone 0800 988 0559

*Householder refers to the person or spouse of a person named in deeds; or the person or spouse of a person named in a tenancy agreement.