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Homelife Carlisle - Home Improvement Agency (HIA)

Services currently available:

Discretionary Housing Grants

Boiler Repairs

Homelife Carlisle have FREE Discretionary Housing Grants up to £7,500 available for Home owners within Carlisle and District area including for heating ,gas safety, energy efficiency measures and various other measures to help you improve  your home and make it safer, warmer.  

We also have Minor measures grants up to £500. Eligible works include free supply and fit of key-safes, boiler and fire servicing and deep-cleans of properties. 

If works are required to enable quicker discharge from hospital then no means-test applies.

You do not necessarily have to be disabled or on means-tested benefits to qualify.

For more information please click here, contact 01228 817111 or email [email protected]


Grants up to the value of £500 are available for certain minor measures to support good health prevention.
The following types of works are eligible for a grant: Key-safes, deep-cleans and gas boiler and fire servicing.

Who can apply?
Home owners who :are in receipt of disability benefits such as PIP, DLA or ESA
OR be in receipt of a means-tested benefit
OR have a gross annual household income of less than £25,000
OR require the works to assist with hospital discharge

Grants of up to £7,500 are available to enable low income home-owners to carry out a range of home repairs and energy efficiency measures to make their homes safer and warmer.

The following types of works will be considered for a grant at the City Council’s HIA discretion:
Cavity wall and loft insulation
Electrical work to make homes safer
Draught-proofing including glazing
New heating systems
Heating repairs and replacements
Private water supply issues

Who can apply?
Low income Home owners including
~ In receipt of a disability benefit OR
~ In receipt of a means-tested benefit OR
~ over 50 years of age

For more information and to apply for a Discretionary Housing Grant please complete the downloadable application form on this page and return it with evidence of household income, savings and any health issues by post or by emailing:

[email protected] or Tel: 01228 817111

Foundations Independent Living Trust ( F.I.L.T.) Grants:

Health Through Warmth Crisis Grants

Homelife Carlisle are able to apply for FILT npower Health Through Warmth grants towards new heating and home energy efficiency measures (such as draught-proofing) as well as heating repairs on behalf of residents. To qualify applicants need to have a long-term, cold related illness made worse by cold living conditions due to inadequate heating or insulation. For more information please contact Homelife Carlisle Home Improvement Agency on Tel: 0128 817111 or email: [email protected]

Gas Safety grants

Homelife also have grants up to £500 from Gas Safety to provide preventative services that directly address the risks of death, injuries and illness caused by dangerous gas work and appliances. The following types of essential minor work may be carried out using the Grant Scheme funding:

  • Gas Safety Checks
  • Gas Servicing
  • Gas Boiler Repairs
  • Gas Cookers,
  • Fires
  • Gas Pipework
  • Water Heaters

Please see downloadable guidance document opposite for eligibility criteria.

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