The Government Boiler Replacement Scheme
Grants are available ...
Posted on: 28/11/2013 By: Sarah Jackson
I have recently been in contact with a heating engineer that told me all about a new Government scheme. Many people may be eligible for a free boiler, loft and cavity insulation under this new initiative so it's worth investigating further ...
The Government Boiler Replacement Scheme could be a real help to the elderly and infirm this Winter. You can download a larger image below.
Of course there is a criteria as with all grants, but it looks like a great scheme and a step forward for those that can't afford to renew old boilers themselves. Making homes more energy efficient will make a difference, especially to our elderly community.
I'm not sure if the scheme is running everywhere in the UK so you will need to check for a company in your area. I will include Kevin's Number in this blog post as he has been so helpful and goes out to client's houses to do an assessment first to see if the person would qualify.
The cavity and loft insulation are both completely free though there is a small charge of £99 for the boiler replacement as they will spend time draining the old system, but this is a small price to pay for an energy efficient home.
I have been searching on the Internet for the government guidelines on this which has proved to be quite difficult, but I did find this page which may be able to advise you! Lots of commercial companies are popping up telling you about it but do read the government guidance before signing up with them.
The sad thing is the people that need this grant the most probably won't have access to the Internet or have anyone to tell them about this and that's why I decided to blog about it and hopefully as a community we can spread the word.
Click here to download the flowchart to see if you are entitled to help or if you know anyone that can benefit from it. Alternatively give Kevin a call on +44 (0) 7980 575422 as I'm sure he will answer any questions you may have.
Although this has been a short blog post, I hope it's been helpful!
Until next time ...
Sarah co-founded Extra Help in 2010, the same year that she became Director of the OakTree Networking company - and she hasn't looked back! Both companies are completely different, however each interacts with the community on a number of levels. Prior to starting Extra Help, Sarah owned her own domestic cleaning franchise which she successfully grew, featuring in the local and national press on many occasions. Working for the NHS at the start of her career gained Sarah invaluable experience in caring within the community - working with the elderly and terminally ill.