Keep Warm this Winter Campaign
Nottinghamshire County Council have launched a campaign to help people ‘Keep Warm this Winter’.
People with disabilities and long-term health conditions, older people and those on a low income in particular may benefit from some of the information and schemes available.
For more details visit Keep Warm this Winter.
Nottinghamshire Warm Homes on Prescription
The Nottinghamshire Warm Homes on Prescription project aims to help low income residents with cold-sensitive long-term health conditions to achieve affordable warmth.
We can help residents who satisfy the following criteria
- Have long-term health conditions made worse by the cold
- Live within the Newark and Sherwood District Council area
- Are in fuel poverty (defined as having a gross household income of no more than £16,010 per annum excl. PIP/DLA or £800/month after mortgage/rent)
- Have savings of less than £16K
- Own their own home or privately rent their home
How we can help
- Boiler repairs/replacement (please note this is not an emergency service)
- New heating controls
Make heating more affordable:
- Reducing heating costs with tariff switching
- Increasing income using benefits checks
- Using heating efficiently – setting controls and timers
Advice on the importance of keeping warm:
- Cold worsens existing health conditions
- Increase risk to those with respiratory, circulatory and mobility conditions
- Keep warm and safe
- Heat rooms to healthy temperate (18 – 21 oC)
How to contact us
Energy and Home Support Advisor
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