Category Archives: Hitting the Cold Spots

First-time Central Heating Funding

Through a partnership between Hampshire County Council, Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council and the Environment Centre (tEC), we have received significant funding from Central Government to help with the cost of installing gas or LPG central heating systems into homes which do not currently have any form of central heating. To qualify for assistance […]

Are you eligible for the Warm Home Discount 2015-16?

  What is the Warm Home Discount? The Warm Home Discount is a £140 discount off your electricity bill (or credit on your pre-payment meter) for winter 2015-16 if your supplier is part of the scheme and you meet the eligibility criteria. The scheme is open to applications now and it is worth applying early to ensure […]

Launching Hitting the Cold Spots Winter 2015-16

Hitting the Cold Spots Winter 2015-16 Hitting the Cold Spots, our fuel poverty support service, is entering its fifth year of helping Hampshire residents to keep warm and manage the cost of their heating. The campaign focuses on reducing the effect of cold housing and fuel poverty, and promotes the health and wellbeing of vulnerable […]

Affordable Warmth Checklist

The affordable warmth checklist for the Hitting the Cold Spots project provides tips to help frontline staff recognise indicators of fuel poverty. Signs to look out for include: condensation and mould, lack of visible heating and curtains closed during the day. Clients may be reluctant to return home from public events or hospital, or may […]

Energy Action North Hampshire Launch – 15th February

On 15th February Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council, in partnership with Hart District Council and Climate Energy will launch Energy Action North Hampshire, a project to reduce fuel poverty in the borough. This project will enable access to ECO funding to provide free home energy efficiency improvements in households where homeowners and private housing tenants […]

Hitting the Cold Spots Launch Event

Hitting the Cold Spots Winter 2013 -2014 Invitation to the Launch Event Friday 11th October, 2013 Winchester Discovery Centre For the third winter Hampshire County Council with its partners, are running the Hitting the Cold Spots campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to reduce the effect of cold housing and fuel poverty, and promote […]

Hitting the Cold Spots helps hundreds

Since October 2012 HtCS has assisted over 600 Hampshire residents with information and advice, fixed over 50 heating systems, provided 75 oil-filled radiators, completed 160 home free home assessments and made over 500 referrals to partner organisations. The Hitting the Cold Spots scheme has so far helped over 600 people and continues until the end of […]