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Home energy help for residents

Local schemes

Citizen’s Advice Heat Bank

The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a Household Support Fund to help residents most in need with food, energy, water and wider essential costs.

Citizens Advice Cheshire West are able to use their portion of this funding to help vulnerable households and individuals via the heating bank. You can apply for help on the Citizens Advice website.

Heating Bank

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Green Doctor Scheme

Groundwork’s Green Doctor scheme helps households across Cheshire West to stay warm, stay well, save money on their utility bills and reduce carbon emissions.

Their services include advice on saving energy and water, support to apply for the Warm Home Discount, Priority Services Registers, switching suppliers and access to other support such as grants and advice on energy debt. The scheme also offers to install free energy savings devices such as LED lightbulbs and radiator foils.

Groundwork's Green Doctors

Local Energy Advice Program (LEAP)

LEAP offers free Home Energy visits or in-depth advice calls to people across Cheshire West who are vulnerable to living in a cold home. The service can help with:

  • installing simple measures such as radiator panels, LED light bulbs, draughtproofing for doors, windows and letterboxes, cylinder jackets, chimney balloons and TV standby savers
  • providing energy efficiency advice and training on the use of heating controls
  • identifying the need for larger energy efficiency measures and seeking funding
  • switching energy supplier
  • referring for income maximisation support
  • identifying other hazards and vulnerabilities in the home and making the referral onto the appropriate agency.

You can apply online to the following energy schemes to help with your home heating and appliances:

  • Fully funded boilers are available to eligible homeowners with a broken gas boiler through the ECHO scheme
  • First time gas central heating is available to eligible residents through Connected for Warmth
  • Fully funded white goods are also available through the HEART scheme, during the winter months while funding lasts

The scheme is open to all types of householders; homeowners, private renters and social housing tenants across Cheshire West.

Contact Energy Projects Plus to apply for a free Home Energy visit or call the Save Energy Advice Line on Freephone 0800 043 0151.

Contact Energy Projects Plus