The Warmth and Wellbeing Scheme aims to make homes warmer and healthier to live in. It does this by providing extensive energy efficiency upgrades to those in energy poverty who are living with chronic respiratory conditions. The initiative is led by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in conjunction with the Department of Health and the Health Services Executive (HSE).
The scheme carries out home energy upgrades delivered through SEAI's Better Energy Warmer Homes contractors. Works include:
Standard attic insulation and appropriate ventilation
Wall insulation: cavity, dry lining or external
Boiler replacement as appropriate (oil or gas)
Draught proofing as appropriate
The aim of the scheme is to improve the living conditions of people living with chronic respiratory conditions. It also aims to reduce the requirement of these citizens to attend hospital especially during the winter months when the weather is coldest. The measures should improve the overall living environment and ensure homeowners experience additional comfort levels in their homes during the coldest winter periods.
Who is eligible for the scheme?
The applicant with the chronic respiratory condition must be over 55 years of age or under 12 years of age
Home must be owner-occupied or rented from a local authority/approved housing association
A member of the household must be in receipt of Fuel Allowance or One Parent Family Payment
Applicant must be referred to the programme by a HSE official
Applicant must reside within the area designated for the pilot scheme: Dublin 8, Dublin 10, Dublin 12, Dublin 22 and Dublin 24
How the scheme works
Application is approved
Home is surveyed to establish what measures are suitable
Time taken to complete the works will vary depending on number of measures to be installed
A full inspection is carried out
All homes receive a post works Building Energy Rating (BER)
SEAI offers a two year guarantee on all works carried out.
How to apply
Applications are currently only possible where health care officials approve an application and the criteria have been met. This is a referral based scheme and no direct applications are possible. The service is FREE to all participants; there is no fee to the homeowner for this service.
Please contact Millbrook Lawns Health Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24K3EV; email: Kerry.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01 4275032 if you think you might be eligible or would like some more information on the scheme.
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