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Tuesday , October , 17 2017

Homelife Carlisle

Services currently available:

Foundations Independent Living Trust ( F.I.L.T.) Grants:

Health Through Warmth Crisis Grants

Homelife Carlisle are able to apply for FILT npower Health Through Warmth grants towards new heating and home energy efficiency measures (such as draught-proofing) as well as heating repairs on behalf of residents. To qualify applicants need to have a long-term, cold related illness made worse by cold living conditions due to inadequate heating or insulation. For more information please contact Homelife Carlisle Home Improvement Agency on Tel: 0128 817111 or email:”

Health Through Warmth Rapid Care Funding

In addition to our standard Crisis Fund, Health Through Warmth has a rapid care fund that will enable funding of gas boilers/central heating and install the measures quicker for some of the most vulnerable people who are at greater at risk from cold conditions, and who need rapid assistance due to the severity of their illness.

Eligibility criteria for rapid care fund:

  • Meet ALL Health Through Warmth scheme criteria AND
  • Are most at risk from exposure to cold conditions and don’t have access to hot water OR
  • Need rapid assistance because they have severe illnesses or have been without heating for a long time and have less chance of accessing other funds.

Gas Safety grants

Homelife also have grants up to £500 from Gas Safety to provide preventative services that directly address the risks of death, injuries and illness caused by dangerous gas work and appliances. The following types of essential minor work may be carried out using the Grant Scheme funding:

  • Gas Safety Checks
  • Gas Servicing
  • Gas Boiler Repairs
  • Gas Cookers,
  • Fires
  • Gas Pipework
  • Water Heaters

Please see downloadable guidance document opposite for eligibility criteria.

For more information on FILT visit:

Discretionary Housing Grants

Homelife Carlisle Home Improvement Agency are launching 2 new discretionary Housing Grants with the aim of assisting home owners within Carlisle and District to have:
 Increased independence, safety and to minimise the effects of disability and poor health
 To enable carers to continue care and 
 Prevention of admission to more institutionalised care and to hospital.

 Grants up to the value of £500 are available for certain minor measures to support good health prevention.
 The following types of works are eligible for a grant: Key-safes, deep-cleans and gas boiler and fire servicing.

 Who can apply?
 Home owners who :
 are in receipt of disability benefits such as PIP, DLA or ESA 
 OR be in receipt of a means-tested benefit
 OR have a gross annual household income of less than £25,000
 OR require the works to assist with hospital discharge

 Grants of up to £7,500 are available to enable low income home-owners to carry out a range of home repairs and energy efficiency measures to make their homes safer and warmer. 

 The following types of works will be considered for a grant at the City Council’s HIA discretion:
 Cavity wall and loft insulation
 Electrical work to make homes safer
 Draught-proofing including glazing
 New heating systems
 Heating repairs and replacements
 Private water supply issues

 Who can apply?
 Low income Home owners including
 ~ In receipt of a disability benefit OR
 ~ In receipt of a means-tested benefit OR
 ~ over 50 years of age

For more information and to apply for a Discretionary Housing Grant please complete the downloadable application form on this page and return it with evidence of household income, savings and any health issues by post or by emailing: or Tel: 01228 817111

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