Heating Support

Heating Your Home
Cold Weather Payment
Provider: NI Direct Government Services
Description: If you’re receiving certain benefits, you could qualify for extra money for each week that there is very cold weather in your area. This is known as a Cold Weather Payment.
Contact Tel: 0800 022 4250
Please see: www.nidirect.gov.uk/cold-weather-payment

Energy Efficiency Grant Schemes
Provider: Northern Ireland Sustainable Energy Programme
Description: Energy Efficiency Service which may assist clients with accessing loft and C.W insulation, or new heating systems where applicable. This again sometimes involves a home visit, particularly where the client needs help optimising the heat in the home via the heating system. On the same visit a Home Safety service is usually provided. The Home Safety service is a free service for over 65’s which includes check re falls, poisons, fire risk, slips trips. Etc and offer small pieces of equipment such as helping hands (litter pickers), non slip mat, touchlamps etc which are useful if their mobility is restricted. We can refer clients for home security checks, fire safety checks, handy man service, OT, benefits checks, etc.
Location: Carrickfergus, Greenisland, Whitehead
Contact Tel: Sonia Dickson 02893358269
Email: Sonia.dickson@midandeastantrim.gov.uk
Location: Ballymena, Larne
Contact Tel: Noeleen Farry 07912774514
Email: Noeleen.farry@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Boiler Replacement Scheme
Provided by: Power NI
Description: Support to replace boiler for people in owner occupied properties boiler has to be at least 15 years old. Dependent on the household income, if under £20,000 up to £1000 available, households earning between £20,000 and £40,000 can be awarded up to £500. Discounted cavity wall insulation may also be available.
Contact Tel: 0800 0321 894

Winter Fuel Payment
Provider: NI Direct Government Services
Description: Winter Fuel Payments are different from Cold Weather Payments. Winter Fuel Payments are yearly one-off payments to help eligible people pay for their heating in the winter. Winter Fuel Payments are paid to men and women who have reached the minimum age at which a woman can receive a state pension. They are not linked to temperature. This is different to Cold Weather Payments which eligible people may get for each period of very cold weather in their postcode area.
Contact Tel: 084 5915 1515
Please see: www.nidirect.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment

Page last updated:03 July 2018