Cold Weather Assistance

Advice from the Environment Policy Team:

The Met Office has recently issued a cold weather alert across the region with temperatures predicted to fall below -2oC. Please find below a reminder of some of the assistance available to householders during the cold weather:

Warm Homes Service

The Warm Homes Service can provide repairs to heating systems and repair or replace broken boilers in vulnerable homes. This is available to homeowners or private tenants.

Contact Care & Repair on 0113 3918336 or ravinder@crleeds.org.uk

Green Doctor

The Green Doctor (run by Groundwork) provides basic energy efficiency measures including door and window draught-proofing, reflective radiator panels, pipe lagging and other devices. Green Doctor also provides face to face advice on practically reducing energy bills.

Contact 0113 2380601 or GreenDoctorLeeds@groundwork.org.uk

Wrap Up Leeds +

The Wrap Up Leeds + scheme is now live and available in Leeds. This allows homeowners and private tenants to install a range of energy efficiency measures for an interest free loan, or in many circumstances, for free.

Contact the scheme on 0800 0520071 or visit: http://www.wrapupleeds.co.uk/

Citizens Advice Bureau

The CAB provides a range of advice including help with benefit checks, applications and appeals, along with advice about utilities including issues with fuel.

Contact Leeds CAB: 0844 4774788 or http://www.leedscab.org.uk
Or Chapeltown CAB: 0113 2622281

Social Landlords

Tenants of social housing providers experiencing problems with their heating should contact their ALMO or Housing Association repairs team.

Environment Policy Team , 4th Floor Thoresby House , 2 Rossington Street ,Leeds          LS2 8HD

1 thought on “Cold Weather Assistance

  1. Are readers aware of theHome Front scheme ? This is a government initiative administered by the energy companies which gives a rebate of £130 against electricity bills for people on a range of benefits ,( pension credit, DLA, income support etc.) Details and application via your energy company. This scheme is not widely publicised but may be available for a number of residents so do enquire if you feel you may be eligible. It is also worth noting that it is separate from the winter fuel payment so you may be eligible for both.

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