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Energy efficiency and fuel poverty

There are several options available to help make your home more energy efficient including services for the elderly and residents who are registered disabled. 

Warm Homes Scheme

Swale Borough Council works in partnership with other local authorities and Kent County Council to promote the Warm Homes Scheme which is available to home owners and private tenants.

The scheme offers help with:

More advice

For more information including how to apply for the Warm Homes Scheme, you can:

Priority Services Register

The Priority Services Register is a scheme run by energy suppliers which offers extra free services including priority support in an emergency and advanced notice of planned power cuts to people who:

More advice

For more information including how to register for the Priority Services Register, you can:

Warm Home Discount

The Warm Home Discount which can help reduce your energy bills is provided by central government. It offers a one-off discount of £140 on your electricity bill for Winter 2017 to 2018.

More advice

For more information including eligibility for the Warm Homes Discount, visit the GOV.UK website.

More help and advice

Kent Savers Credit Union

If you use home heating oil, you might want to consider applying for a loan from Kent Savers Credit Union to help spread the cost.

For more information, you can visit the Kent Savers Credit Union website or call 0333 3219050.

Energy Saving Trust

The Energy Saving Trust offer free and impartial advice and help. You can visit the Energy Saving Trust's website or call 0300 123 1234 for more information.


Ofgem provide advice for domestic users on energy switching. You can visit Ofgem's website for more information.

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