Getting older

Heater Loan Scheme

Our Heater Loan Scheme runs throughout the winter, offering support to older people when the weather gets colder.

About the scheme

The scheme provides the short-term loan of electric heaters to over-65s living in the borough who are homeowners.

Time limited

Emergency heater loans are usually available for up to 2 weeks.

Eligible residents can call the team on:

  • Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm on 01895 556633
  • For emergencies on evenings and weekends call 01895 250111

One-off grant

We can also offer a one-off grant to cover electricity costs during the loan period, ensuring that financial worries do not keep older people from getting the support they need as temperatures begin to drop.

Grants to cover electricity costs will be calculated on an average daily consumption rate of up to £45 for any one loan period and will be paid once the heaters are returned in a satisfactory condition.

Page last updated: 09 Mar 2020