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
Where do I apply for this
The scheme doesn’t start till March. It seems that the HSE will be the main drivers of this scheme. When it starts up you should maybe talk to your GP or contact the HSE directly.
Where do i apply for this?
Who do i contact?
The scheme has not yet started – but whn it does , it seems the HSE will be coordinating it.
i wish to apply for free insulation with the Warmeth and Wellbeing Scheme we are both pensioners in our seventies
You need to contact the HSE to see if you are eligible first.
Try calling them on : 01 4275032 or call the SEAI on Freephone 1800 250 204 for advice.
Hi… This is the scheme I need ..however I live in Galway County.. do you know if this scheme will be implemented there.
So how come every scheme introduced in this country is based on a lottery system? So I am 70 next month. My husband is 75 and has cancer and Renauds which means his fingers go white and numb even in the house if we don’t have the heat blasting.. I take a perpetual inhaler for asthma. It appears you do not qualify if you live in Dublin 16 as opposed to D 8,10, 12, 22 or 24! I reckon more taxes are paid from D 16 houses but the benefits go to other postal codes. It’s the same MIckey Mouse stuff when it comes to the housing situation and young “Middle Class” people trying to put a roof over their heads and raise their child/ children.I’m done!