Cold Weather Payment
NI Direct can help you find out if you could qualify for extra money to help heat your home during periods of very cold weather in your area. This is known as a Cold Weather Payment.
Benefits Freephone: 0800 022 4250
For more information go to www.nidirect.gov.uk/cold-weather-payment
Mid & East Antrim Borough Council Home Safety/Energy Efficiency Scheme
Our Efficiency Advisers will provide one to one advice and support on energy issues around the home. If you would like to discuss any issues you might have or would like a free home energy visit contact one of our Energy Efficiency Advisors:
Tel: 0300 124 5000
One to one support includes onward referrals to energy efficiency schemes and support organisations, advice on current household energy use, management of current household energy use, management of current heating systems, advice on budgeting for fuel, and if required the temporary installation of energy monitors and thermal imaging of homes to identify areas of heat loss.
Boiler Replacement Grants
Contact NI Direct to find more information on support to replace boilers for people in owner occupied properties.
For more information go to https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/grant-to-replace-your-boiler
Winter Fuel Payments
NI Direct can provide information on Winter Fuel Payments. These 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.
Textphone : 0800 731 0176 (deaf or hearing-impaired callers within UK)
For more information go to www.nidirect.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment