Warm Healthy Homes is a scheme to help home owners who are on a low income and have a cold related health condition. Eligible home owners receive a Warm Healthy Homes Check which identifies ways to reduce fuel costs and works required to improve the energy efficiency of the home. The scheme can also provide financial assistance and advice.
For more information or to make a referral contact the Communities Team.
Warm & Well in North Yorkshire raises awareness of the impact of cold homes on our health and wellbeing, offers practical solutions to reduce fuel poverty, and supports people and communities to stay warm and well in winter. Referrals can be made into the project if someone is living in or at risk of a cold home or fuel poverty, struggling to afford their energy bills, or worried about winter. These can be made by professionals and by individuals themselves.
For further information visit the Warm and Well website or telephone 01609 767 555.
Getting support and help from the Council
If you are in rented accommocation your landlord, or their agent, has a legal responsibility to manage your tenancy fairly and to keep your home up to a decent standard.
If your property is in a poor state of repair for example damp or cold, contact the Environmental Health Technical Support team by email: email@example.com, by telephone: 01609 767138 or complete this enquiry form.
Stay warm, healthy and safe in winter
Severe winter weather can keep many elderly and vulnerable people trapped in their own homes. Vulnerable people can be elderly, frail, living on their own, disabled or have a chronic illness.
Find more advice and useful contacts for winter weather here.