Warm Homes On Prescription

The Nottinghamshire Warm Homes on Prescription project offers assistance to people with specific long term health conditions that are made worse by living in a cold home. If you are struggling to afford to keep your home warm in the winter and feel that your health is suffering, the council may be able to help by improving your heating system, reducing your energy costs or increase your ability to pay for heating.

The scheme can help residents who satisfy the following criteria:

  • Have a long term health condition that is made worse by the cold (see agreed list of conditions in the box below)
  • Live within the Nottinghamshire County Council area
  • Are in fuel poverty (defined as having a gross household income of no more than £16,010 per annum exc. PIP/DLA or £800/month after mortgage/rent)
  • Have savings of less than £16K
  • Own or privately rent their home (Levels of fuel poverty are considerably higher in the private rented    sector – 19%)

The scheme may be able to offer you:

Heating Improvements:

  • Boiler repairs/replacement (note: this is not an emergency service)
  • New heating controls
  • Insulation
  • Draught-proofing

Help to make your heating more affordable:

  • Reducing heating costs with tariff switching
  • Increasing income using benefits checks
  • Using heating efficiently – setting controls and timers

Advice on the importance of keeping warm:

  • Cold worsens existing health conditions
  • Increased risk to those with respiratory, circulatory and mobility conditions
  • Keep warm and safe
  • Heat rooms to healthy temperature (18 – 21oC)

Accessing the Scheme

If you think you might be eligible for this scheme, please contact Ian Chapman, Warm Homes on Prescription Programme Manager:

Email: Ian.chapman@nsdc.info

Telephone: 07710 856 348