Tuesday, 02 May 2017 10:04

Local Energy Advice Programme

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For a limited time, eligible residents can access advice and energy saving items to cut home energy bills.

Eligible residents (see below) can apply for a visit from a Home Energy Advisor who will install free energy saving measures, provide energy efficiency tips and advice on how to check for the best energy tariff. They can also arrange confidential telephone advice on unclaimed benefits and grants from a money advice specialist.

Councillor Mike Greene, Cabinet Member for Transport, Sustainability & Carbon Management said, "These simple energy-saving gadgets can save the average household £30 on their energy bills each year and lower carbon emissions through reducing energy use. In our drive for Bournemouth to become a Green Economy Leader it is essential that we help residents to lower their energy bills. I encourage everyone who is eligible to apply now.”

The offer is open to all tenures – homeowners, private rented and social housing tenants. Call now to book your free home visit on 0800 060 7567 (8.45am till 5.30pm, Monday to Friday) or apply online anytime at https://www.applyforleap.org.uk

 If you live in the Bournemouth Council Tax area, then any of the criteria below qualifies you for LEAP:

1.         QUALIFYING CRITERIA – anyone in the following situations:

    Household with maternity/ child under 5 or particularly large family
    Carers in receipt of carers allowance
    Receiving Disability Benefit (e.g. Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit)
    Difficult family situation such as victim of domestic violence or recent bereavement                                                                                                                      

2.         INCOME CRITERIA– anyone receiving one or more of the following:

    Housing Benefit
    Council Tax Reduction
    Income Support
    Income-related Jobseeker's Allowance
    Contribution-based ESA or JSA
    Income-related Employment & Support Allowance
    Pension Credit
    Child Tax Credit
    Working Tax Credit with an income below £16,190
    Universal Credit with an income below £16,190
    Income below £16,190


3.         PHYSICAL HEALTH CRITERIA – anyone with one or more of the following:

    Cardiovascular condition (e.g. coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, transient ischemic attack)
    Respiratory condition (e.g. COPD, childhood asthma)
    Neurological condition (e.g. dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy)
    Musculoskeletal conditions (e.g. osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis)
    Blood conditions (e.g. Sickle cell disease, thalassemia)
    Physical or sensory disability
    Other illness exacerbated by living in a cold home (confirmed by your GP)


4.         MENTAL HEALTH CRITERIA, such as:

    Bipolar disorder
    Serious depression (receiving regular treatment)

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