Author Archives: Christabel Watts

Hitting the Cold Spots Winter Launch 2018

Now in its eighth year, Hitting the Cold Spots continues to help Hampshire residents stay warm and well. Being able to keep warm is vital for everyone but particularly for young children, older people and those with health conditions. With the onset of colder weather you may be getting concerned about how you will manage […]

Southampton Healthy Homes Winter Launch 2018

Today we had the winter launch for our Southampton Healthy Homes service, in partnership with Southampton City Council. Organisations from across the city attended to find out more about the project, including our Advice in Southampton partners: Citizens Advice Southampton, No Limits, Age UK Southampton, CLEAR, EU Welcome and Rose Road Association. Councillor Satvir Kaur […]

Energy Company Obligation (ECO3)

The current ECO2t scheme ended on the 30th September, and an adapted ECO3 scheme will run from 1st October 2018 to 31st March 2022.  Here is a summary of the public consultation and government response on the changes to ECO, which are available here. The biggest change to the scheme is that the full focus […]

Southampton Clean Air Zone (CAZ) consultation

Southampton City Council and New Forest District Council are consulting on their proposals for a Clean Air Zone. It’s time to have your say. The closing date for feedback is Thursday 13th September. Paper copies of the consultation are available and there will be public drop-in events where you can find out more information or […]

Hitting the Cold Spots: Rachel’s story

Energy Best Deal training 2018

The Environment Centre (tEC) is helping to deliver ‘Energy Best Deal’ sessions from January to March 2018. These are free sessions for community groups and for frontline workers and volunteers supporting Southampton residents who have concerns about their energy bills. These sessions will: Make people aware of the savings that can be made by switching […]

Are you eligible for the Warm Home Discount 2017-18?

What is the Warm Home Discount? The Warm Home Discount is a scheme providing eligible households with a £140 electricity bill discount for winter 2017-18. This discount is available to credit and pre-payment customers, providing your supplier is part of the scheme and you meet their eligibility criteria. The scheme is open to applications now and it is […]

Southampton Healthy Homes: George’s story

George’s daughter found our details online as their boiler was leaking water and, after paying out £150 for an installer to fix it previously, they couldn’t afford to pay to get an engineer out again. They’d also been told that if the boiler leaks again it wouldn’t be fixable. A Southampton Healthy Homes advisor arranged […]

Hitting the Cold Spots: William’s story

William and his son have lived in their home on the outskirts of a small rural town in Hampshire for more than forty years. He is retired and his son is unable to work due to ill health. Since suffering a stroke eighteen months ago William has found it difficult to keep on top of […]

Southampton Healthy Homes: John’s story

John was given our details by a local heating engineer. He contacted us as their hot water heater had broken and was not repairable. The home was heated by electric heating, which wasn’t very economical for the young family to adequately heat their home. An Energy Performance Certificate was produced for the property; this recommended […]