Creating warmer homes for Peterborough

What is Heataborough?

Heataborough is a scheme designed to help Peterborough residents heat their homes more efficiently and save money on their energy bills.

It runs over a five year period (2013 – 2018) and is part of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), a government initiative being delivered by British Gas, to help low income families access energy efficiency measures, such as loft and cavity wall insulation and boiler repairs or replacements.

The first focus is on a scheme called the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO), also known as Affordable Warmth.

This provides heating and insulation improvements to homeowners or private tenants, where one member of the household is in receipt of benefits.

There’s no catch. If you meet the criteria, as detailed below, you don’t need to take out a contract or even get your energy from any specific supplier.

Qualifying benefits

Household member in receipt of:

  • Child tax credit and has income below £15,860
    or
  • State Pension Credit
    or
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (plus the support or work related element)

You may also qualify however, if you receive;

  • Working Tax Credit (and your income is £15,860
    or less)
  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance

How can I apply?

Just complete the form questions at the top of the page to find out if you could be eligible, alternatively give Heataborough a call at 0800 316 4247.

Why do it?

  • A new energy efficient gas boiler (or boiler repair if yours is broken) can save you up to £300 every year
  • Loft insulation can save you up to £180 every year
  • Wall insulation can save you up to £135 every year
  • You should feel the comfort factor straight away
  • All work will be installed by our qualified engineers who will perform a specialist survey first