It is delivered in close partnership with Housing Associations and Local Authorities, including Peterborough City Council.
LEAP offers a free of charge in-home advice visit. The Home Energy Advisors can:
- install free simple energy saving measures
- arrange a free money advice consultation
- help you find funding for further energy saving home improvements
- check if you're on the best energy tariff
For self referrals use the new freephone number 0800 060 7567.
Warmer Homes is a group of nine English councils (including Peterborough City Council) which have secured approximately £5 million from the Warm Homes Fund (WHF) to install first time central heating in nearly 1500 homes over the next three years.
The main aims include helping residents to reduce their bills, increase comfort in non-gas households, and to improve health outcomes.
You may be eligible if the main method of heating your home is one of the following:
electric storage heaters
you are in receipt of any means tested benefits
you have a low household income
have a long-term health condition
A home visit from a LEAP Home Energy Advisor will be required (if one hasn't already done so) in order for the installation of central heating to be approved after you have applied.
Other energy strategies and projects
There are various other energy strategies and projects including:
- Energy from Waste Facility - Also known as Energy recovery is a proven, reliable technology that has been used for many years by some of the most environmentally-aware countries. This technology was recommended to be the best solution to Peterborough’s waste materials that can't be reused or recycled.
- HECA - The council must present the energy conservation measures they considers practicable, cost effective and likely to lead to a significant improvement in the energy efficiency for its residents.
- ECO Flex - The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) requires large energy companies to help improve the energy efficiency of domestic homes by discounting the cost of improvement works. This applies to certain households who are struggling to pay their energy bills and are defined as being in fuel poverty.
Energy Saving Trust - A leading, impartial organisation helping homeowners and businesses to reduce their energy consumption by providing advice on how sustainable, low carbon lifestyles can be achieved.