For a limited period, the scheme will be offering Hampshire residents who are eligible, free cavity wall and loft insulation (subject to a free technical survey provided as part of the scheme). The cost of this type of insulation is normally between £150 to £500.
The special offer has been made possible due to an increased financial commitment from ScottishPower, the funding partner in Insulate Hampshire. This will help Hampshire residents reduce the amount of energy they use to keep their homes warm.
Councillor Ken Thornber, Chairman of the Hampshire Senate partnership, says:
“When we launched Insulate Hampshire, we were offering a compelling and cost effective scheme to help residents tackle the rising cost of keeping homes warm. Now, we can offer a free scheme to all residents regardless of their personal circumstances to fully insulate their homes, save money on their fuel bills and reduce their carbon emissions. I would encourage all residents to take advantage of this excellent opportunity.”
“Thousands of Hampshire homes do not have cavity wall or basic loft insulation measures in place and 65,000 Hampshire homes occupied by older people over the age of 70 are not insulated.. Nationally, cold-related illnesses costs the NHS £1 billion every year. Tackling this issue is a Senate priority.”
The ‘Winter Warmer’ free insulation offer will run until March 2012. High demand is anticipated so residents are encouraged to contact the Insulate Hampshire team as soon as possible by calling 0800 952 0037, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or completing the online form to sign up.
The Insulate Hampshire scheme is backed by the Hampshire Senate – a partnership of local authorities, other agencies including the Hampshire primary care trust, police and fire authorities and the voluntary and community sector – together with Eastleigh and Fareham Borough Councils.