LEAP into Action!

LEAP (Local Energy Advice Programme) is a FREE OF CHARGE service*

Providing support and advice to local households, LEAP is a new home energy efficiency programme that can assist you with saving money and keeping your home warm all year long.

The service extends into providing advice on maximising your household income by helping you apply for additional benefits and grants and through better budgeting and bill savings.

A highly-trained LEAP trainer will arrange a home energy visit with you and immediately put in energy-saving measures for free.  Examples include; installing LED light bulbs, draught proofing any exits and windows, providing training on the use of heating controllers and looking into potential savings from switching energy suppliers. LEAP can also assist you with the application process if required!

Will you be eligible for the LEAP service?

You are only required to have any one of the following criteria:LEAP

  • Have a child under 5 living in the household
  • Have an annual household income of less than £16,010
  • Receive Housing Benefit or Carer’s Allowance
  • Receive an income or disability related benefit
  • Have a long-term illness or disability which is aggravated by living in a cold home

Not only is this available to colleagues at Hadland Care Group, parents at Tops Day Nurseries who feel like they may be eligible can also apply for the free service. By ensuring everyone who invests in us knows we are investing into them, whether through rewards or helping raise awareness of economic services you could be eligible for. There will be leaflets available for you to take home and read up about the cause (or download here), in addition to the website for anyone interested in learning more.

You may also be eligible for income maximisation, an additional service being offered which is available by referral. Delivered by telephone, a comprehensive review is carried out of the household’s finances and circumstances to see:

  • what extra income can be unlocked through benefits, tax credits, charitable grants

  • what bill reductions can be found through budgeting advice and energy and water bill support

  • what debt advice is needed to help deal with debts

Hadland Care Group believe this is a great opportunity to get free advice and the potential for ECO funding; whether this is through advice on budgeting or educating the household on how to use heating controllers and blocking out draughts. If you think you could be eligible for this service, please visit the website for further information.

*Currently limited to council tax payers within the BH postcode districts. Additional services are to follow, please check again for the latest updates.

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