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. Please see downloadable guidance document opposite for eligibility criteria.
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,
- Gas Pipework
- Water Heaters
Please see downloadable guidance document opposite for eligibility criteria.
For more information on FILT visit: http://filt.org.uk/
Warm at Home Grants 2017
Free grants are available to replace and repair heating systems including boiler servicing and repairs, fires and central heating; loft and cavity wall insulation and draught-proofing.
- Over 60 OR
- Receiving income related (means-tested) benefits OR
- Have a household income of less than £16,190 OR
- Have a disability or long term illness
Other services available:
Homelife supply and fit a range of key-safes at reasonable cost. For more information on prices please contact us.
Homelife Carlisle supply and fit reconditioned stairlifts that are available to purchase privately to suitable privately owned properties. It is advised that you contact Cumbria County Council Adult Social Care for an occupational therapy assessment to check that the suitability of any major adaptation meets your needs on and also whether you would qualify for a Disabled Facilities Grants before considering this option. Your occupational therapist can refer you to our service if they consider this an appropriate option for you. To arrange an occupational therapy assessment under the Care Act please contact: Cumbria County Council Adult Social Care on Tel: 01228 221590
- Clean and clearance and hoarding problems
Homelife Carlisle can arrange deep-clean and clearance for home-owners and their families that have problems with hoarding, clutter or require deep cleans. Please contact us to arrange a quote.
Keep Safe for Cumbria project
Keep Safe for Cumbria offers home security measures and advice to victims of crime and antisocial behaviour including a sanctuary scheme for victims of domestic abuse. Referral is via Professionals and other Agencies. For more information please see downloadable leaflet.
Please note that the Keep Safe for Cumbria project will cease taking new referrals from 1st February 2017.
Health and Social Care co-ordinators
Please note that our Health and Social Care Co-ordinators scheme is no longer available
For more information on Home Improvement agencies please visit the website of Foundations – the national governing body of Home Improvement Agencies http://foundations.uk.com/
An agency fee of is added to the cost of the works for our service. The agency fee is usually 12.5% but may vary for individual schemes.