Are you or someone you know interested in insulating your loft, but need a helping-hand to make it happen?

Insulating your loft, attic or flat roof is one of the most effective (25% of heat is lost through the roof), quickest (a day or two) and cheapest (£900 – £1200) ways to cut heat loss and bills, while making your home better for you and the planet.

South East London Community Energy is helping homeowners in Greenwich and Lewisham clear out the clutter and insulate to improve health, wealth and planet by:

  • Providing a free loft insulation inspection carried out by a qualified Retrofit Assessor
  • A free handy-person to help remove and replace light- and medium-weight goods from the loft
  • Checking if the household qualifies for the Great British Insulation Scheme (details below)
  • Contributing £200 pounds toward the cost of insulation 

To speak to someone about insulating your loft and booking a free assessment:

Love Lofts is a project delivered with UKSPN, Royal Borough of Greenwich Council and Lewisham Council. Lofts a 

Insulation is important for maintaining healthy indoor temperatures

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that indoor temperatures are maintained at 21 degrees in living rooms and 18 degrees in bedrooms for at least 9 hours a day.

  • Temperatures that are lower than 16 degrees to impair respiratory functions
  • Temperatures below 12 degrees place strain on the cardiovascular system
  • Temperatures below 6 degrees place people at risk of hypothermia

Current Energy Saving Grants & Support

As UK households are preparing for soaring electricity prices in a historic cost of living crisis, South East London Community Energy is supporting qualifying households in Lewisham, Greenwich, Bromley and Bexley to access grants for home energy efficiency upgrades.

The Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP) can replace broken boilers. To access this contact our energy advice team on 020 4566 5764. 

Through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, you could get a grant to cover part of the cost of replacing fossil fuel heating systems with a heat pump or biomass boiler.

You can get one grant per property. Current grants are available for:

  • £7,500 towards an air source heat pump

  • £7,500 towards a ground source heat pump (including water source heat pumps and those on shared ground loops)

  • £5,000 towards a biomass boiler

You may be able to get free or cheaper insulation to reduce your home’s energy bills.

You might get support if your home:

    • has an energy performance certificate (EPC) of D to G – check your EPC
    • is in Council Tax bands A-D in England or A-E in Scotland or Wales – check your Council Tax band
    • Has an annual income of  £31,000 or below OR
    • Is in receipt of certain benefits
Qualifying benefits are:
    • Income- based Job Seekers Allowance
    • Income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
    • Income Support
    • Pension Credit
    • Guarantee Credit
    • Working Tax Credit
    • Child Tax Credit
    • Universal Credit
    • Housing Benefit

You can be a homeowner, landlord or tenant (either renting privately or from a housing association). If you’re a tenant, speak to your landlord before you apply. You’ll need their permission before any insulation can be installed.

Click here to find out more and to check your eligibility.

If you or someone you know could benefit from some help applying for any of the grants listed above, please book an appointment with one of our energy advisors or come to one of our drop-in energy cafes for support. 

Remember, if you’re struggling to pay your fuel bills, help and advice is always available from our energy advice team. You can also request a home visit in which we are able to fit free energy saving measures such as LED light bulbs or an appointment with our Heat Doctor

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