Winter Resilience Handy Person

ByRichard Corby

Winter Resilience Handy Person

We are pleased to extend our Winter Warmth service by the provision of a Handy Person to get your home winter ready

If you are a homeowner occupier (you both own and live in your property) you could be eligible of up to £400 worth of quick fix measures to tackle problems associated with the onset of winter.

To be eligible, homeowners must receive one or more of the following:

  • Guarantee Personal Credit
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Working/Child Tax Credit with an income less than £16,105
  • Income Support
  • Income Related Job Seekers Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Disability Allowance Benefit

If you are not in receipt of the above, you may still be eligible if you are fuel poor. A fuel poor household is one which needs to spend more than 10% of its income on all fuel use to heat its home to an adequate standard of warmth.

If you think you may be eligible, and would benefit from improvements such as fixing external broken doors and windows, handrails on steps, radiator heat reflector panels, draft proofing external doors and windows, curtain rails installed, and correction or removal of trip hazards, call CVS Uttlesford on 01371 878400. Applicants will be contacted by a member of the UDC Environmental Health Team to confirm eligibility and the works, and then we can arrange for our handy person to come and do the work.

For more information call 01371 878400 or email richard.corby@cvsu.org.uk

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