Support for low income households who struggle to heat their homes

Low income households and people living with long term or chronic health conditions are at greater risk of secondary illness as result of living in a cold home.

Living in a cold home over a long period can also raise blood pressure and cause stiffness in joints, increasing the risks of trips & falls, respiratory illness, cardio-vascular and stroke events.  Research suggests that treating ill health caused by living in a cold home costs almost £1m per year in Calderdale.

The Council has a range of services to help lower income owner occupiers and private tenants make their homes warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat?  These include:

  • Free First Time Central Heating
  • Small heating repair grants to fix heating and hot water boilers
  • Replacement central heating boilers and new heating systems
  • Warmth on prescription for low income households with chronic or terminal health conditions (health professional referral needed)
  • Insulation…

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