A new scheme to install free insulation and other energy efficiency measures in certain households has been running for over two years now. It is called “Warmth and Wellbeing” and is being piloted in selected areas of Dublin.
Under the scheme – households where a member has a chronic respiratory disease and who meet teh other requirements will be eligible for things such as free wall insulation and attic insulation or even new boilers.
Who is Eligible for the Scheme ?
Eligibility for the scheme is limited. To receive support the following criteria must be met:
- The applicant is over 55 years of age; or aged 12 or under.
- A member of the household must be in receipt of fuel allowance; (OR the one parent family payment in respect of a child applying);
- The applicant must be living with chronic respiratory disease ie Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Asthma and be referred to the programme by a HSE official;
- The applicant must reside within Dublin 8, 10 , 12 , 22 or 24
- The home must be owner-occupied or rented from a local authority/approved housing association.
Eligible persons will be referred by local healthcare professionals only. HSE staff can identify potential candidates and screen them based on the eligibility criteria.
For more information you can contact the HSE Representative: 01 9214909 or 01 4275032
If you think you are elegible you can fill out this form and give it to your HSE rep.
The pilot scheme is limited to carrying out energy efficiency improvements . The government say that it intends to continue the pilot scheme in 2018 and if the pilot is successful, consideration will be given to expanding it nationwide after that.
The specific improvements for each house will be determined by a survey carried out by the SEAI . There will be no cost to the household .
It is anticipated that the pilot programme will run for 3 years and at least €20m in funding will be allocated to its delivery.
Read here about other grants towards the cost of insulation