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Affordable warmth and energy switching

We are committed to helping our residents achieve affordable warmth in their homes.

Below you will find a range of services that can save you money and help you stay warm over the winter:

Affordable Warmth Assistance Grant

We are pleased to offer targeted assistance for eligible households to keep domestic boilers working safely and as efficiently as possible during the coming winter months.

From the end of October 2021 through to the end of March 2022, we are encouraging residents to apply for a free boiler service.

We are working in partnership with Preston Care and Repair and all boiler services will be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Please note that this offer is available to Chorley residents who meet all the below criteria:

  • own their own home 
  • are aged 60 or over
  • are in receipt of either income or disability related benefits (e.g. Guaranteed Pension Credit)

Please also note that the scheme is intended to assist households with functioning boilers - it is not a repairs service for residents whose boilers need to be repaired or replaced.

Householders who wish to inquire about eligibility for a replacement boiler should contact Cosy Homes in Lancashire on 03006 061 488 or visit the Cosy Homes website.

If you meet the above eligibility criteria and would like to apply for a free boiler service, simply download and complete this Icon for pdf affordable warmth application form [159.38KB] and return it via email to housing.repairs@chorley.gov.uk.

Alternatively, you can contact us on 01257 515151 and request an application form to be sent to you.

 

Energy switching 

We offer an energy switching support service in partnership with Citizens Advice, where an energy expert will review your energy bills and tariff information and help you to switch to a more competitive tariff and/or energy provider. 

To book an appointment please contact us on 01257 515151 and ask to speak to the Home Improvement Agency. 

 

Access to financial assistance for energy efficiency

We also support the work of Cosy Homes in Lancashire.  

This is a partnership comprising of various councils across Lancashire and offers residents access to energy efficiency grants, affordable heating solutions, energy advice and support on a range of money saving energy measures, which will help you heat and insulate your home.

View more information on their website.  Alternatively, please contact Cosy Homes in Lancashire by telephone on 03306 061 488 (local call rates apply) or by email at enquiries@rheaprojects.co.uk.

 

Warm Home Discount Scheme and Winter Fuel Payment

You may be eligible for warm home discounts or a winter fuel payment:

View more information on warm home discounts on the GOV.UK website.

View more information on winter fuel payment on the GOV.UK website. 

 

View our Icon for pdf Statement of Intent for (Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Flexible Eligibility [147.87KB]

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