Help to keep warm and well

Our free winter home check includes:

  • an assessment of your home to identify how to keep warm
  • small works such as improving insulation or repairing boilers
  • emergency temporary heating
  • advice on getting help to pay for heating.

This service will be available again in the autumn. You can register your interest in a winter home check now, or find out about other ways to get help below.

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Who can apply

For this free service you need to:

1) Own your own property or rent it privately (in East Sussex) and have the owner’s permission to do the work.


2) be receiving one of the following benefits:

  • Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (and your income is £15,860 or less)
  • Working Tax Credit (and your income is £15,860 or less) – plus one of the extra conditions below
  • Income Support – plus one of the extra conditions below
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance – plus one of the extra conditions below
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance –plus the support or work related element, or one of the extra conditions below.

Extra conditions:

For certain benefits, one of the following must also apply:

  • you’re responsible for a child under 16 (or under 20 if they’re in education or training)
  • you get Disabled Child Premium
  • you get Disability Premium
  • you get Pensioner Premium
  • you’re 60 or over (only if you get Working Tax Credit).

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