Foundation Collaborates with Affordable Warmth Solutions

Connected for Warmth

The Albion Foundation are delighted to collaborate with Affordable Warmth Solutions, which is financially supported by National Grid on a unique programme to support low-income homes with the ‘Connected for Warmth’ programme.

In a cost-of-living crisis we are acutely aware of the need to support our local community with help managing rising costs. The Connected for Warmth programme provides insulation measures and low carbon heating solutions to low-income homes and helps to reduce energy bills.

We’re delighted to support the Connected for Warmth programme to bring energy solutions to the residents of Sandwell.

How can you benefit from Connected for Warmth?

FREE Loft and Cavity Wall Insulation

Insulation in your loft and cavity wall spaces will be installed to keep your homes warm and your bills low.

Available to all homeowners and privately rented properties in Council Tax Bands A-D, subject to a technical survey (and where necessary landlords' permission) to ensure the building is appropriate.

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In addition, if you have insulation measures fitted, you may also be eligible to receive new smart heating controls. 

Air Source Heat Pumps

Replace old electric room heaters, storage heaters, solid fuel fires and dated oil and LPG heating systems with this low-carbon alternative. The Connected for Warmth team will install energy efficient radiators and upgrade or fit a new hot water cylinder. If you currently have electric storage heaters, heat pumps typically deliver energy savings in excess of 40%, saving you a significant amount on your energy bills.

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Who can apply?

If your household is in receipt of any of the means-tested benefits below you are eligible to apply for these heating solutions.

  • Child benefit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit Guarantee
  • Pensions Credit Savings Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit

Those households who are not in receipt of benefits and are on a low income, and have a high cost of heating their home, or on a low income and vulnerable to the cold because of age, illness or disability, may also be eligible.

To find out more and apply click here or if you would like to speak to an Affordable Warmth Solutions advisor please call 0800 995 6564.