Cold to Cosy Home Energy-saving

update by Nick Gamble, 8 January 2021

Lady installing reflective material behind wall radiator
Cold to cosy energy-saving deal

This is a Cumbria wide scheme supported by district councils and other organisations that offers advice calls, qualified adviser visits, energy saving measures such as LED light bulbs and draught-proofing, and installation services to eligible households.

Eligibility criteria are wide (see flyer and below) and include anyone who is over 65.
Check your eligibility and apply now - to beat the winter rush - at or call on 01768 216500.

Vulnerability criteria
Anyone in one of these situations: • Victim of domestic violence • Recent bereavement • Moving in and out of homelessness • Recent immigrant or asylum seeker • Physical or sensory disability • Have ECO-Flex Declaration from your council

Health criteria
Anyone with one of these: • Cardiovascular condition (inc. coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, transient ischemic attack) • Respiratory condition (inc. COPD, asthma) • Neurological or neurobiological condition (inc. dementia, Parkinson’s disease, MS, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, ME) • Musculoskeletal conditions (inc. arthritis, limited mobility, recently attended hospital due to a fall) • Blood conditions (inc. sickle cell disease, thalassaemia) • Cancer • Moderate to severe mental illness (inc. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression where receiving regular treatment) • Severe learning disabilities • Autoimmune or immunodeficiency diseases (e.g. lupus, diabetes, HIV) • Terminally ill • Other illness exacerbated by cold (confirmed by GP) • In possession of a valid NHS Medical Exemption Certificate

Income criteria
Anyone receiving one of these: • Employment and Support Allowance • Jobseeker’s Allowance • Income Support • Pension Credit • Child Tax Credit • Working Tax Credit • Universal Credit • Carer’s Allowance • Housing Benefit or Council Tax reduction • Child Benefit • A disability benefit (inc. Attendance Allowance, DLA, PIP) or with annual income below a certain threshold (for instance, £14,520 for 1 adult or £21,780 for adults with no children at home).