Healthy Homes Dorset helps Dorset residents keep warm by installing loft and cavity wall insulation.
We also offer free, impartial energy advice.
How can we help?
We may be able to install free cavity wall insulation.
We give free, impartial energy advice over the phone.
We may be able to install free loft insulation.
We may be able to install new heating systems or replace existing boilers.
Who runs Healthy Homes Dorset?
Healthy Homes Dorset is funded by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, Dorset Council and Public Health Dorset and is delivered by Ridgewater Energy.
Healthy Homes Dorset do not endorse or carry out any door to door, canvassing visits or cold call people on the telephone. We recommend you do not deal with anyone who approaches you in this way and if you have and are concerned for any reason, we recommend you contact your local Trading Standards office to report it.
Who is eligible?
Everyone is eligible for free energy advice. This includes asking questions over the telephone, to see if you qualify for assistance with increased loft insulation or cavity wall insulation if you don’t already have it. There may be other programmes we can help through (which are constantly evolving) that may be able to assist with heating measures. We can also advise you on energy saving generally and you may qualify for other home visit programmes like LEAP that can assist further.
If someone in your household meets the following criteria, then we may be able to help you with loft and cavity wall insulation (subject to an initial telephone interview and then if necessary a survey) free of charge. In some cases there may other support we can refer you to or help you with directly:
Has a cardiovascular condition
Has a respiratory condition
Has a mental health condition
Has a disability
Is aged 65 or over*
Has a child under 5 living in the property*
- Is pregnant
Is living with addiction
Has attended hospital due to a fall
Is a recent immigrant or asylum seeker
Has a low income
Is armed or ex-armed forces
Had a recent bereavement
*Applicants applying solely under this criteria, are only eligible if their household income is under £75,000 per annum. Applicants can still qualify if they meet another criteria detailed above. *Funding is subject to terms and conditions.
In many cases and where necessary, we'll also be able to carry out work (free of charge) to prepare your home for insulation e.g. repairing cracked walls or render, or cutting a larger loft hatch.