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Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

As part of the United for Warm Homes campaign, Harborough Climate Action hosted a public meeting on Oct 4th, which aimed to help members of the public understand what they can do to keep their homes warm this winter. As well as a host of displays, leaflets and booklets full of hints and tips, three experts spoke on three very important topics.

  • Dr Helen Chadwick from Harborough District Council talked about the various grants that are available to help people make improvements to their homes, such as installing insulation, solar panels, or an air source heat pump. Applicants may need to be in receipt of certain benefits, or be on a low income to be eligible, but Leicestershire County Council now has a helpline residents can ring to find out which schemes they might be eligible for.

The Warm Homes team can be contacted on 0116 305 2524

  • Dave Robinson from Age UK talked about the 'Warm And Wise' scheme he works on. In this scheme, Age UK will visit the homes of anyone over the age of 50 living in Leicestershire or Rutland to carry out a full Home Energy Assessment, and then give personalised advice on what they can do to reduce costs and improve the efficiency of their heating.

The Warm and Wise team can be contacted on 0116 261 4604

  • Ian Schurms from Environmental Energies talked about what you will need to think about when considering installing Solar PV Panels. Environmental Energies are a Market Harborough based family run business, and will make a free no obligation home visit to advise on your specific circumstances.

Environmental Energies can be contacted on 01858 525 407

United for Warm Homes is a national campaign being run by Friends of the Earth, and supported locally by Harborough Climate Action


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