Healthy Homes – Living in a cold or damp home can affect your physical and mental health

Frome Medical Practice is working with the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) who can provide you with free and impartial advice and support on how to make your home a warm and healthy place to live. If your home isn’t as warm as you would like, or you would like assistance in reducing or managing your energy bills, then we would like to help.

Get free, impartial advice from the Home Energy team at CSE

Get help with:

  • Improving your home’s energy efficiency, including advice and financial support to get a new heating system or insulation
  • Tips on avoiding damp, condensation and mould
  • Help with claiming benefits including the Warm Home Discount Scheme
  • Clearing or reducing fuel debt
  • Switching to better value and/or green energy tariffs
  • Understanding energy use, such as heating systems, bills and meter readings
  • Fuel vouchers or emergency support
Call the CSE’s helpline on 0800 082 2234 for free advice, to book a home visit to help or to find out more about the free drop-ins around Frome to talk to an expert in person.
Alternatively, you can request a call back using this online form - click here

Additionally, if you have a household income of £30,000 or less and live in a property that is difficult to heat you may be eligible for free home energy upgrades through your local council.

Get up to £10,000 to improve the energy efficiency of your home if your household earn less than £30,000 and your home has an energy performance rating of D or lower

Get help with:

  • Draught proofing, windows and doors: Double or triple glazing (where replacing single glazing), secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing), upgrading to energy efficient doors (where replacing doors installed prior to 2002)
  • Heating controls and insulation: appliance thermostats, hot water tank thermostats, hot water tank insulation, smart heating controls, zone controls, delayed start thermostat, thermostatic radiator valves
  • Insulation: Solid wall, cavity wall, under-floor, loft, flat roof, room in roof
  • Low carbon heat: Air source heat pump, solar thermal
Call CSE on 0800 038 5730. We will undertake a free initial telephone assessment. If you qualify, we can visit your home and make recommendations about the measures that are most appropriate at no cost to yourself.
Alternatively, you can request a call back using this online form - click here

Frome Medical Practice can provide information and other support on improving your health and wellbeing through Health Connections Mendip.  See more information here or give us a call on 01373 468368.

We hope this will help keep you healthy, safe and warm at home.