Caerphilly County Borough Council is working with energy companies and Cardiff Capital Region (representing the ten local authorities of Southeast Wales) to support households in poorly insulated homes; making them more energy efficiency and helping lessen the impact of rising energy bills.
As part of the national ECO4 and ECO Flex schemes, EDF and other energy companies will be investing in energy efficiency community schemes to support ‘fuel poor’ homes and those households that include individuals with health conditions exacerbated by living in a cold home.
Through its partnership with Cardiff Capital Region and EDF, Caerphilly Council is encouraging applications from households in the borough that own or privately rent their homes and:
- Have an existing EPC on their home rated E or below, and
- Receive welfare support, or
- Have a household income of below £31,000, or
- Have a qualifying health condition, e.g. cardiovascular, respiratory, immunosuppressed or limited mobility.
Support is available for homes both on and off gas. For homes which are currently heated by gas, the existing boiler must be a back boiler or floor standing boiler, typically at least 18 years old and non condensing.