Nov 07

Help and support to stay warm at home this winter

As the winter starts to bite, local residents are being offered the chance to get advice and support on how to keep their homes warm and save on energy bills.

Mid Sussex District Council has organised four ‘Heat for Health’ energy roadshows in November to help more local people to be comfortable and maintain a healthy temperature in their homes.

 

The Heat for Health project aims to help and support households that may be experiencing high energy bills and are finding it difficult to keep their homes warm as temperatures fall.


Experts will be on hand to provide practical advice on how to save energy by installing insulation, reducing draughts and replacing old appliances. There will also be a chance to find out about any offers on renewable energy, insulation and boiler replacement schemes.

 

Improving energy efficiency in the home is a great way to save money and is good for the environment because saving energy reduces carbon dioxide emissions, one of the main greenhouse gases contributing to climate change.

 

Visitors that would like to assess the savings they may be able to make by changing their energy provider should bring a year’s worth of bills.

 

Councillor Norman Webster, Cabinet Member for Community said: “If you had difficulty keeping your home warm last winter, or you struggled to pay your energy bills, please come along to one of our Heat for Health roadshows and find out how we can help.

 

“There are lots support schemes out there to help you replace inefficient boilers or improve insulation and you may be shocked to find out how much money you could save on heating bills simply by switching supplier.

 

“We want to make sure everyone in Mid Sussex is comfortable at home, so please come along and meet with our experts this month to find out how you could make your home warmer this winter.”

 

The Heat for Health roadshows will be taking place at the following locations:

Date

Location

Time

Monday 13 November

Hurstpierpoint Library

10am to 12.30pm

Tuesday 14 November

East Grinstead Library

10am to 2pm

Wednesday 15 November

Haywards Heath Library

10am to 2pm

Tuesday 21 November

Burgess Hill Library

10am to 1.30pm

 

For more information about Heat for Health call the Mid Sussex Wellbeing Team on 01444 477191 or email heat@midsussex.gov.uk.