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The last few years have seen particularly cold and harsh Winters here in Ireland.  The Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme has helped many elderly and vulnerable people to make their homes more comfortable, healthier and more cost effective to run.

If you think you or someone you know could benefit from this scheme please see the information below on how to apply.  Many of our elderly and vulnerable neighbours and friends may not have access to online media such as this page so please ensure you pass on this information to them, or ask them to contact us at any of the WUAG Offices if they need further help or assistance.  Contact details of WUAG Clinics are listed below or you can call Deputy Healy’s constituency office, Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm on 052 6121883.

What is the Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme? 

Better Energy Warmer Homes (BEWH), administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), funds energy efficiency improvements in the homes of the elderly and vulnerable, making their homes more comfortable, healthier and more cost effective to run.
What services are available? 
The service involves the installation of standard energy efficiency measures appropriate to the eligible household subject to SEAI survey, budget allocation and available capacity. The service is provided at no cost to the household and the measures currently available under this scheme are:

 Attic insulation;
 Draught proofing;
 Lagging jackets;
 Low energy light bulbs;
 Cavity wall insulation;
 Energy advice.
Who can avail of the Scheme? 
This scheme is available to homes which meet the following criteria:

 Owner occupied, non-Local Authority homes
 Constructed before 2002
 The owner is in receipt of one of the following:
o the Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme
o Job Seekers Allowance for over six months and with children under 7 years of age
o Family Income support

Landlords can avail of grants from Better Energy Homes if they have tenants in, or at risk of, energy poverty. See http://www.seai.ie/grants/better_energy_homes/ for more information.
How are the services provided? 
BEWH services are provided by a panel of SEAI appointed non-profit community based organisations (CBOs) and a panel of SEAI appointed private contractors. CBO or Contractor installers are assigned to a household depending on their geographic location. CBOs and contractors deliver the BEWH to the highest quality assurance standards. Inspections are carried out on a sample of homes completed to ensure the standards are maintained.
How do you apply to the Better Energy Warmer Homes scheme? 
Contact the Better Energy Warmer Homes helpdesk on 1800 250 204 or email warmerhomes@seai.ie

WUAG Clinic Information:

Fethard: Tirry Centre, Mondays @ 10am

Cahir: Cahir House Hotel, Mondays @ 12pm

Tipperary: Marian Hall, Mondays @ 2pm

Cashel: Kearney’s Hotel, Mondays @ 4pm

Carrick-on-Suir: 6B New Street, Fridays @ 11am

Clonmel: WUAG Office, 56 Queen Street, Saturdays @ 10am

Clonmel: 60 Elm Park, Mondays @ 7pm

No appointment necessary, all are Welcome.

Information courtesy of the Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme Information Leaflet http://www.seai.ie/Grants/Warmer_Homes_Scheme/Warmer_Homes_Scheme_Leaftlet.pdf


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