The Affordable Warmth Strategy ensures that all households in Stafford Borough can get the advice, help, awareness and support needed to be able to heat homes to an adequate level, improving the living conditions and health of residents.
Through the delivery of our Strategy and action plan, there will be an improved awareness of affordable warmth issues, targeting towards vulnerable groups and levels of energy efficiency in homes. This will give residents warmer homes, reduced fuel costs and lower carbon emissions.
The Strategy has three objectives:
- Increase the number of residents benefiting from energy efficiency measures through increased awareness of help available through better communication, targeting the most vulnerable residents and neighbours and working with our partners.
- Improve the energy efficiency of Stafford Borough’s housing stock by increasing the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) rating of properties as well as reducing the number of properties with a SAP rating below 35 by 10%.
- Help tackle fuel poverty and improve health and wellbeing amongst the most vulnerable groups by identifying and targeting these groups with affordable warmth activity and funding and improving our partnership working with the health sector.
Warmer Homes Stafford
There are grants available towards the cost of making your home more energy efficient. You may be able to get a grant towards the cost of a new boiler, heating system, or insulation. Warmer Homes Stafford can give you free independent advice on the latest grants and government schemes, assess your eligibility and refer you to a local company that can access the grant for you and also do the work. The scheme also offers free advice on a range of energy issues and can help find the best energy suppliers, tariffs and discounts.