The Healthier Homes project was set up with public health funding to help anyone whose health could be at risk in homes which may be cold, damp or dangerous.

Services to keep you warm this winter

As the cold weather sets in, there are a number of ways we can help you keep your home warm this winter.

Depending on your circumstances, H&F Council offers several great services to help make sure you and your home stay healthy and warm when the temperature drops. Read on to see which could help you.

Green Doctor home visits

Get a ‘green doctor’ impartial energy expert to come and visit your home and give you help and advice on how to keep your energy costs down, or help with switching provider.

Green Doctor visits help residents by providing guidance and tips on how to use your energy at home most efficiently, by better understanding heating systems and through installing small, energy-saving measures.

Green Doctor home visit
Green Doctor home visits give impartial advice on switching energy provider and other useful tips

You’re eligible for a Green Doctor visit if you are:

  • over 65
  • have a long term health condition or disability
  • on a low income.

Read more about the green doctor scheme and how to book a visit.

Healthier Homes

Healthier Homes is an advice and referral service, open to all residents. Some extra services, such as grants and environmental health enforcement can also be offered, depending on your individual circumstances.

Services include:

  • fuel debt advice and income maximisation
  • fuel tariff advice
  • energy efficiency visits
  • referrals for disabled facilities grants and home safety grants
  • Environmental Health enforcement for private tenants to ensure your home is safe and warm.

Big London Energy Switch

Open to all residents, the Big London Energy Switch uses people power to get the best deals from energy providers.

The scheme helps residents to club together to secure lower energy prices by using a third party to switch provider.

By grouping together those taking part secure greater bargaining power – resulting in energy companies competing to offer their best prices. This means the more people who register for The Big London Energy Switch, the lower the price that could be offered.

The deadline to apply for this year is 12 February. To register and find out more about the scheme, visit the website.

For further information on energy efficiency and keeping your home warm visit our dedicated webpages.

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