Jane and Tom are a young couple living with their baby daughter in their own home. They met with one of the Southampton Healthy Homes advisors during an event at their local Children’s Centre.
During the event, they were discussing home energy savings when they brought up an issue with their windows. Apart from them being single glazed, they also had cracks and holes that allowed cold air in. They said their,
“House was always cold, unsecure and very high energy bills”
A Southampton Healthy Homes advisor visited them at their home to assess the situation, discuss potential funding options, including the Warm Home Discount scheme, and help them fill in the application forms.The couple was able to secure a local authority grant to replace the defective windows. They were very happy with the outcome as they,
“couldn’t have afforded to replace the windows ourselves.”
Apart from support with the windows, the advisor also referred them to the government’s ECO scheme from which they managed to access funding for the installation of loft insulation.
If you or someone you know needs help applying for funding to keep warm and well, please call the Environment Centre (tEC) on Freephone 0800 804 8601 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to an advisor.