Homelife Carlisle - Home Improvement Agency (HIA)
Services currently available:
Discretionary Housing Grants
Safe and Warm Grants
Homelife Carlisle have FREE Discretionary Housing Grants up to £7,500 available for owner occupiers with medical conditions that are impacted by their housing or for households that are on a low income.
You can use the Safe and Warm Grant for various measures to help you improve your home and make it safer and warmer.
We also have grants for Minor Measures grants up to £500
If works are required to enable quicker discharge from hospital then no means-test applies.
You do not necessarily have to be considered disabled or on means-tested benefits to qualify.
For more information please contact 01228 817111 or email [email protected]
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 double glazing doors and windows
New heating systems
Heating repairs and replacements
Private water supply issues
contributions for ECO funded energy efficiency measures
Who can apply?
Home Owners including those who have a member of their household that :
- Are in receipt of a disability benefit or have a medical condition impacted by housing conditions OR
- Are In receipt of a means-tested benefit OR
- On a low income OR
- Over 50 years of age OR
- Is a carer OR
- Require measures to enable quicker discharge from hospital (no means-test applies)
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 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.
Gas Safety grants
Homelife also have grants up to £500 from Gas Safety to provide preventative services that directly address the risks of illness caused by dangerous gas work and appliances. The following types of work may be carried out using the Gas Safety Scheme funding:
- Gas Safety Checks
- Gas Boiler and Fire Servicing
- Gas Boiler Repairs
- Gas Cookers,
- Gas Pipework
- Water Heaters
Please see downloadable guidance document opposite for eligibility criteria or for more information please contact Homelife Carlisle Home Improvement Agency on Tel: 0128 817111 or email: [email protected]
ENERGY EFFICIENCY & ECO
Homelife Carlisle are working with approved contractors to provide energy efficiency measures, including those that are eligible for Energy Companies obligation ( ECO ) funding, to households with Carlisle and District. Please contact us for more information on ECO
Statement of Intent
Carlisle City Council’s Statement of Intent for the ECO flexible eligibility scheme in our area can be downloaded below