Keeping warm in your home
Advice on your options if you have heating issues or struggle to keep warm in your privately owned or privately rented home
Responders to Warmth
If you are in receipt of a benefit and/or have a heat related illness you may be able to get some assistance through The Responders 2 Warmth scheme, which can offer:
- Warmth related Handy Person Service
- In the home energy advice
- Loft and cavity wall insulation
- Emergency heaters
- Repairs or adaptation to heating and or hot water systems
- Improved heating and hot water facilities and controls
- Salt and sand provision
For further information and to apply please visit the R2W website http://www.responderstowarmth.co.uk/index.html or call 0845 606 4566.
Helping you save money on your energy bills
Lincolnshire Councils are working together to develop a collective energy switching scheme for all Lincolnshire residents.
The idea is that when a large group of people want to switch gas or electricity energy supplier or both at the same time, collectively they can negotiate a better energy tariff.
We hope that the collective switching scheme will help people to lower their fuel bills and encourage people to switch supplier, even if they have never done so before.
Further information on the collective switching scheme can be found at Collective Energy Switching - EPIC Lincolnshire
Bulk oil buying scheme
Community Lincs launched its Collective Oil Buying Scheme for domestic heating oil in January 2012. The scheme aims to save members money by bringing communities together to make the most of their joint buying power so reducing the price of oil and passing the benefit on to the scheme's members.
The scheme is open to households, businesses and community organisations that use oil to heat their homes and premises.
For further information please visit their site at Community Lincs bulk oil buying scheme
Other help with heating
The Home Heat Helpline (0800 33 66 99) is a free, impartial and confidential service that connects people on low incomes or in poor health with financial help and practical advice on managing their energy bills. The help available includes rebates, grants for insulation and new boilers, and advice on saving energy
People can also access the service online by visiting Home Heat HelpLine