17% of households in Dulwich and West Norwood eligible for home heating help

Home HeatNew research from Home Heat Helpline shows 8000 Dulwich & West Norwood households are eligible for help to keep their home warm this winter. 

The research found that 17% of households in Dulwich & West Norwood are eligible for help from energy companies this winter. As a result, Home Heat Helpline (0800 33 66 99) is encouraging people to find out what they could be entitled to.

Homes that may qualify include all those living in certain deprived areas as well as low income pensioners, disadvantaged families with children or those with a disability that live in a rural area.

Resham Kotecha said:
“Many people may not know where to turn for free advice on keeping their homes warm. One of the best ways for people in Dulwich & West Norwood to stay warm this winter is to act now, and call the Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99 to see if they’re eligible for help – the helpline is impartial and more importantly, not trying to sell you anything!”

Lawrence Slade, Chief Operating Officer, Home Heat Helpline:
“The research speaks for itself – an astounding 3.2 million households in Britain are entitled to home heating help. As we’re now in winter, we are urging people to make a free, confidential call to the Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99.”

Last year, 98 per cent of eligible households may have missed out on free advice and support because they did not call the independent Helpline.

The British Energy Aid Report, carried out by the New Policy Institute on behalf of Home Heat Helpline, showed that one in eight British homes across Great Britain is entitled to relief, a total of 3.2 million households.

Ten local authority areas with the highest proportion of eligible households

Local authority Eligible hhlds (000s) Total hhlds (000s) % of hhlds Rank
Newham 38 102 38% 1
Hackney 37 102 36% 2
Tower Hamlets 30 101 30% 3
North Norfolk 13 46 29% 4
West Somerset 5 16 29% 5
Waltham Forest 28 97 29% 6
Sandwell 34 121 28% 7
Liverpool 58 207 28% 8
Islington 26 94 28% 9
East Lindsey 17 61 28% 10