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Environmental Health

Energy Efficiency in the Home.

It cannot be ignored that fuel poverty affects 40.6% of Mid-Ulster’s population.  Our primary aim is to eliminate fuel poverty in the Cookstown district through a number of methods, mainly through:

 Insulating your home can greatly improve the energy efficiency of your home.  This will cut down on unnecessary heat loss very simply and effectively.  You may even be eligible for a grant to insulate your home to start saving energy.

 

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 For further information regarding possible financial assistance with heating, insulation or renewable energy or for general energy efficiency advice please contact:

 Cookstown District Council, Environmental Health Department, Burn Road, Cookstown, BT80 8DT. Tel: 028867 62205 Email: envhealth@cookstown.gov.uk

Alternatively, please see information regarding the warm homes scheme below which may entitle you to a range of insulation measures or a possible new heating system.  Cookstown District Council also acts as a referral agent to this scheme if you would like us to make an application on your behalf.

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The Warm Homes scheme is funded by the Department for Social Development, administered by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and delivered by Bryson Charitable Group throughout the Cookstown District.

The Scheme is open to home-owners and private tenants who are in receipt of a qualifying benefit or Tax Credit, these are:

Income Support; Income Related Employment Support Allowance; Income Based Job Seeker’s Allowance; Pension Credit; Child Tax Credit (with relevant income less than£16,190); Working Tax Credit; Disability Living Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Housing Benefit.

Under the Scheme, eligible applicants could receive a range of insulation measures: Loft Insulation, Cavity Wall Insulation and a Hot Water Tank Jacket. In addition heating measures are available to those who rely on Economy 7, Bottled Gas (LPG)or Solid Fuel to heat their home or those who have no heating system at all.

For more information or to apply, please call 0800 988 0559 or click on the link below.

www.warm-homes.com

 

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