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Safe and Warm Calderdale – keeping your home warm this winter

Safe and Warm Calderdale (formerly Warm Homes, Healthy People) will launch at a FREE event on Friday 2 November.

The project offers home fire safety visits and advice on energy saving and how to claim benefits you may be entitled to.

During the winter months (November to March), further help is available, including winter warmth packs, food packs and falls prevention measures such as ice shoes and car care kits.

Book your free place at Safe and Warm Calderdale.

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Cold weather warning!

We don’t normally post weather forecasts here on the Neighbourhood Schemes blog, but this week is set to be exceptionally cold so we thought we’d just send out a reminder to put the kettle on, find an extra layer and keep warm, safe and well. Temperatures are expected to reach their lowest point on Wednesday and Thursday, and it’s forecast to start getting milder at the weekend.

If you’re concerned about the warmth of your home or the cost of heating it, or are worried about a friend or neighbour in Calderdale, there are initiatives that may be able to help:

Click here to find out about the Council’s Home Improvement Service

Click here to read about Groundwork’s Green Doctor programme

Click here to read a very informative booklet produced by Age UK with helpful tips and advice for staying warm and healthy this winter

Help making your home greener

Green Doctor is a free service provided by Groundwork to help tackle fuel poverty.

The Green Doctor service involves a friendly home visit to assess your energy use, helping to identify how you could be using less and saving money. It could save you up to £110 per year or more on your energy bills.

  •  Are you on a low household income of less than £16,160 a year?
  • Do you receive income or disability related benefits?
  • Do you receive state pension credit?
  • Do you receive tax credits and have children under 16 living at home?

If you can answer yes to any of these questions and live in or privately rent your own home in Calderdale, the Green Doctor home energy health check is for you.  All of the following are available free of charge:

  • Energy efficiency advice
  • Draught proofing, tank jackets and radiator reflector panels supplied and fitted
  • A home energy information pack
  • Details of the insulation and heating grants available for owners and private tenants
  • Access to advice on fuel debt, supplier switching and payment options

For further details and to arrange your home visit, contact us on 0845 605 1230 or 0300 123 3550 (from a mobile) or email greendoctorcalderdale@groundwork.org.uk

Help making your home safe and warm

The Council’s Home Improvement Service is launching a new project to reduce health hazards in the home and improve the energy efficiency, heating and safety of privately owned and rented homes in Calderdale.

Depending on the householder’s circumstances, they may apply for:

  • Hand rails or banisters where one doesn’t already exist
  • second stair rails
  • additional internal grab rails
  • key safes
  • free and discounted loft and cavity wall fibre insulation
  • advice about reducing fuel bills
  • low cost financial assistance for heating systems and other forms of insulation

To apply for a free hand or grab rail please contact the Council’s HandyPerson Service on 01422 392422 or email all the details to handy.person@calderdale.gov.uk

You can also find more information about the Home Improvement Service on the Calderdale Council website, here.