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Affordable Warmth Grants

Ashfield District Council are offering an Affordable Warmth Grant to Ashfield residents who suffer with a long term health condition made worse by the cold, by improving the Energy Efficiency of their home. This could be to help with a boiler replacement, boiler upgrade, loft insulation, replacement windows and doors and other energy improvement measures.

To satisfy the criteria for a grant you will need to have a long term health condition, made worse by the cold and be on a low income or pass-porting benefit. For more information on this or to request an initial enquiry form please contact the Affordable Warmth Officer on 01623 457 036 or email housinggrants@ashfield.gov.uk

(note: this is not an emergency service or maintenance scheme)

  • Boiler repairs/replacement
  • New heating controls
  • Insulation
  • Draught proofing
  • Advice on keeping warm through the winter
  • Thermostatic Radiator Valves

Eligibility for the preventative works will also be determined through a means test

Boilers

A New Heating System for Mrs Divine

A Kirkby resident has seen her life transformed thanks to an affordable warmth grant awarded by Ashfield District Council and due to being in receipt of a particular benefit, she did not have to contribute anything.

Mrs Divine was living with an old back boiler heating system and no heating at all in the downstairs area. She was using a plug in electric heater to warm the living room, where she spends most of her time, this resulted in the other rooms downstairs getting extremely cold. By installing gas central heating to the property we were able to keep a consistent temperature throughout the whole of the property keeping Mrs Divine warm and healthy.

As part of this, the team liaised with Cadent to put a gas connection to the property and EON to organise for a meter to be installed. They also supported Mrs Divine to switch to dual fuel billing, to minimise cost. It took approximately 7 days for the works to be complete, but the benefits were instant.

Mrs Divine said “The contractors were very polite and always made sure I was warm whilst the doors were open. They didn’t leave any mess and always kept the house tidy. I’m very happy with the outcome and can feel the difference. I can do a lot more around the house now!

Councillor John Willmott said “Introducing the affordable warmth grant has allowed Ashfield District Council to work with contractors to provide the warmth and support owner occupied residents need. We will continue to provide support, guidance and work with contractors to provide the best service.”