Information on how to keep your house warm and save money.
Funding and energy saving
Better Homes Kirklees
Here to help residents across Kirklees by offering home improvements that could save you energy and money.
Citizens Advice - Struggling to pay your bills
Citizens Advice could help you save money on your energy bills. They can provide you with advice about switching energy tariffs and suppliers as well as advice about fuel debt, benefit checks and application support.
Energy Savings Advice Service
Independent, expert advice on saving energy in your home.
Keep warm this winter
Guidance for householders and consumers on how to prepare for winter, saving energy and money.
Keep warm, keep well
Information for over 60s, low income families and people living with a disability.
Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP)
You can apply using the online form either for self-referrals or on behalf of somebody else. A LEAP advisor will contact all applicants to confirm eligibility* and arrange for a home energy visit. During this visit, a qualified home energy advisor will:
- survey the home
- install a number of suitable energy saving measures if necessary
- assess the property and your personal situation for further assistance and support.
LEAP has some very broad eligibility requirements. It is open to all types of householders: homeowners, private renters and social housing tenants. You only need to qualify on one of the points in any of the three categories in order to be eligible for the scheme
LEAP can also be contacted by freephone: 0800 060 75675.
RepairsAge UK HandyPerson services
Age UK offers a Handyperson services to residents* in Kirklees and can include:
- Minor plumbing, e.g. tap washers and sink blockages
- Fitting security items such as door chains and window locks
- Moving furniture
- Minor joinery and other small jobs
*Eligibility criteria applies. Please contact service for more details.
Ways to stay warm and be energy smart
Support is available to help you prepare as best as you possibly can to cope with the cold months.Keep Warm Keep Well
Being cold isn't just uncomfortable; it can be very bad for your health.
The human body responds in several different ways when exposed to cold weather, even at temperatures which are not 'extreme'. Exposure to cold temperatures has a range of physiological effects including:
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased risk of clotting
- Suppression of the immune system
- Diminished capacity of the lungs to fight off infection
- Increased airway constriction and mucus production in the lungs.
Cold weather can make some health problems worse and even lead to serious complications, especially if you are 65 or older, or if you have a long-term health condition.
Information has been sourced from How to stay well in winter - NHS
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