LA Flex is a Government grant to help people on low income get a new boiler and their home insulated.
See below for details or call us on 01992 504 655 to see if you qualify.
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is an obligation on energy suppliers aimed at helping households cut their energy bills and reduce carbon emissions by installing energy saving measures. Energy suppliers will be able to achieve up to 10% of their Affordable Warmth obligation by installing energy saving measures in households declared eligible by Local Authorities (LAs). This new mechanism is known as ‘flexible eligibility’ and allows LAs to make declarations determining that certain households meet eligibility criteria for a measure under the Affordable Warmth element of ECO. Flexible Eligibility is optional, and neither energy suppliers nor LAs are mandated to participate.
We intend to participate in this scheme, focusing on the category of private tenure low income households that are vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold home. We are approved installers, including but not limited to the following councils; East Hampshire & Havant, West Sussex, South Oxfordshire & The Vale of the White Horse, Hertfordshire, Colchester, Buckinghamshire, Nottingham – Rushcliffe.
- Fuel poor households can access the assistance they need, to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, regardless of property type, tenure or location.
- Residents can afford to heat their homes adequately, without having to reprioritize other financial and personal needs.
- Residents are not disadvantaged because of how they pay for their energy and are able to engage with a competitive energy market.
Flexible Eligibility Statement of Intent (SOI) aligns with these aims, by targeting support with energy efficiency in the households of those who may be at increased risk of immediate or long-term health issues through living in a cold home.
Please note, the final decision on whether any individual household can benefit from energy saving improvements under this Affordable Warmth scheme will be made by the obligated energy suppliers or their agents/contractors. Inclusion in a Declaration of Eligibility issued by said District Council to a supplier will not guarantee installation of measures. The final decision will depend on
i) survey carried out by suppliers’ agents/contractors and installation costs calculated,
ii) the energy savings that can be achieved for a property, and
iii) whether suppliers have achieved their targets or require further measures to meet their ECO targets.