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Hinckley Healthy Homes – cutting the cost of keeping warm

Hinckley & Bosworth Council has teamed up with Harborough Energy to create ‘Hinckley Healthy Homes’.  The aim is to improve the energy-efficiency and running costs of the homes most in need in the community and in doing so, help to improve the overall well-being of residents.

Following the introduction by the Government of a brand new Flexible Eligibility scheme Hinckley & Bosworth Council  is delighted to announce that they are one of the first local authorities to launch the Hinckley Healthy Homes scheme for private households. The scheme programme offers a single point of contact for energy advice and referrals for insulation and heating measures to households in Hinckley & Bosworth. We are delighted that the Council has chosen Harborough Energy as its partner.  Harborough Energy will support this project by working with local installation companies to ensure that residents benefit from the new opportunities to improve their home, confident that the installers that it refers to have been fully vetted for quality standards.

It doesn’t matter whether you own your home or rent privately*, you could still be eligible for a free energy efficiency upgrade if you receive certain benefits or are on a low household income** and can satisfy one of the following:

  • Your home has an EPC with a rating of E, F or G;
  • Your home is deemed viable by our assessment;
  • You have a Health Condition;
  • You are pregnant;
  • You have children under the age of 5;
  • You are aged 65 or over; or
  • You have recently had a fall and were admitted to hospital.

For more details http://www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/info/200077/private_housing/1419/statement_of_intent_for_eco_flexible_eligibility_funding

If you’d like to know more, or arrange an appointment please contact Harborough Energy on 01455 886881.

Hinckley Healthy Homes will reduce fuel poverty in the borough and ensure all its residents can afford to heat their homes affordably.