Warmer homes: are you a homeowner who’d benefit from free energy-saving work?

21 February 2018

Written by: Lambeth Council

Better Lambeth - Health and Wellbeing - Housing and planning

The Greater London Authority and the Energy Saving Trust are helping Lambeth homeowners who claim benefits to make their homes more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient.

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Why should I apply?

  • The improvements will make your home warmer
  • Living in a properly heated home can improve your health, particularly if you have a long-term health condition that is made worse by the cold
  • You will receive lower energy bills and more efficient heating, which is better for the environment
  • You won’t have to pay anything towards the work

What can you do to make your home warmer?

Up to £4,000 worth of home improvements is available per household. If you qualify you can get:

  • Your boiler replaced or repaired
  • Improved heating controls and heating systems
  • Insulation for walls, roofs and floors
  • Window upgrades (double glazing)
  • Draught-proofing

Do I qualify?

You need to:

  • own your own home and live in it as your only residence
  • receive a qualifying benefit or meet Lambeth Council’s eligibility criteria under the ECO Flexibility Eligibility Scheme.

Who is paying for it?

Warmer Homes is funded by the Greater London Authority. The whole programme is worth £2.5 million in London.

How do I apply?

Go to the Warmer Homes webpage (link below) and complete an application form. If your application is successful, you will need to have a survey of your home to work out which improvements are most suitable.

What happens next?

All surveys and installations will be managed by RetrofitWorks, a co-operative of installers that specialise in home energy improvements. They will provide you with a dedicated contact who will help explain what improvements are most suitable for your home and ensure that any work is carried out to a high standard.


For more information