Energy Levels

Make Your Home Green and Energy Efficient with Government Grants

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Rural Funding Services is an established organisation set up exclusively to deal with ECO funding in Rural areas.

There is lots of Government money around to help you make your home greener and more efficient and RFS can help you unlock that money. Farms and Rural buildings can generally have Electric Storage Heaters, Electric Boiler, Solid Fuel or LPG systems. The main focus with the ECO 3 funding is to fit insulation measures to properties to make homes more efficient and in time help people save money on their bills.

RFS has people who are experts in these areas and can integrate modern insulation techniques which will save you significant amounts of money.

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.

The scheme began on the 1st October 2018, you actually qualify under the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO). Under HHCRO, obligated suppliers must provide measures which improve the ability of households to heat their homes. This includes actions that result in heating savings, such as; insulation measures.

For more information and to see if you qualify for funding, go to the RFS website, call 01642 909660 or email info@ruralfundingservices.co.uk.

FREE Sessions on Smart Meters and Energy Saving with CAB

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Citizens Advice Calderdale are offering free sessions for the over 65s on Smart Meters.

They will go to your local group and talk about the pros and cons of using a smart meter.

They will also give you guidance on how they can save you money and dispel any myths.

Contact Susan on 01422 351111 or via e-mail at susan.thorpe@calderdalecab.org.uk

Stress Awareness Month: Take Care Of Your Mental Health

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Stress. It’s a common part of life but can often leave us feeling upset, burnt out and overloaded. In a fast-paced modern world with many responsibilities it can be easy to forget to look after ourselves properly and fall prone to the effects of stress.

Stress can affect you both physically and mentally from health complaints like chronic headaches to putting a strain on your relationships with others. Whilst stress can impact your life significantly if left unchecked, there are a range of long and short-term steps you can put in place to help look after your mental health.

How much is too much? Take the quiz on the Anxiety UK website to see if you are exhibiting any of the common symptoms of stress.

If you are feeling stressed or anxious, there are also ways on the website to Get Help.

Stress Awareness Month takes place every April and has since it first launched in 1992. Throughout this period of time, teams of experts aim to increase public awareness about stress. This includes highlighting the causes of stress, the negative effects stress can have on the mind and body, and how to relieve stress.

Earth Hour – Saturday 24 March at 8:30pm

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Earth Hour is being celebrated around the world on Saturday 24 March, 8:30pm-9:30pm local time.

Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature.

From pushing for environmentally-friendly laws and policies to crowdfunding for a better future, YOU make Earth Hour possible. Coordinated by WWF and other volunteer organisations, Earth Hour’s greatest strength is the power of people.

As accelerating climate change and staggering biodiversity loss threaten our planet, Earth Hour 2018-2020 endeavours to spark never-before-had conversations on the loss of nature and the urgent need to protect it.

The variety of life and places where they live is our best defence against climate change! Such variety provides us with even more resources to improve our lives.

Sign up and take part now.

Have you considered reviewing your energy provider?

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Have you thought about switching your energy provider, but not found the time to do it?

Ofgem and Calderdale Citizen’s Advice give really easy to follow support with Energy Best Deal and www.goenergyshopping.co.uk.

Come to one of our drop in sessions in March 2018 (see below for dates and venues), and we’ll help you find your options there and then, using an impartial tool.

You’ll  need to bring this information with you :

  • The name of your supplier and the tariff you are on
  • How much energy you used in the last year
  • How you currently pay for your energy
  • Your postcode

This information is on your bill and annual statement from your energy supplier – ring us if you’re not sure how to find it.

If you are on a pre-payment meter, you may not save as much by switching , but it may still be worth your while coming to the drop in.

If you’re not sure whether the drop in is for you , or want to know more please contact Liz Broadley on 07852 173723  or email Liz.broadley@nhpltd.org.uk

Time Date Venue
10am -12noon Thursday 8 March Northowram & Shelf  Children’s Centre Hub, Northowram Library, Lydgate HX3 7EJ
 

2pm—4pm

 

Monday 12 March Creations  Community Children’s

Centre HX2 0QD

 

1pm –3pm

 

Wednesday 14 March  

Field Lane Children’s Centre HD6 3JT

 

Get Back on Track with Sports Membership Offer

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If you’re looking to kick start your New Year then why not take advantage of Sport Calderdale’s special new year offer. If you join the fitness membership during January you can get 12 months for the price of 11. That includes 12 months of gyms, pools, courts and classes and the huge range of activities there’s always something new to try or a new challenge around the corner.

Whatever your goals and New Years Resolutions, with these memberships there will always be someone to motivate, encourage and inspire you. Start afresh this New Year with one of the special new year membership offers.

Sure Start Children’s Centres Newsletter Spring 2018

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The Sure Start newsletter for Spring 2018 includes details of the new baby clinics, a what’s on guide for all our Children’s Centres and how to follow each individual Centre on it’s own Facebook page.

Have you thought about getting a better deal on your energy bills? With NHP Energy Levels you could boost your energy and save money. The newsletter gives details of the drop-in sessions January to March 2018 when Ofgem and Citizens Advice will show you how to go Energy Shopping.

The newsletter also includes dates for Sure Start training courses taking place in both Lower Valley and North & East Halifax from January to March 2018.

Click here to read the newsletter online

Insulate your Attic or Loft Space to Save Energy and Money

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Calderdale Council is committed to helping its residents heat their homes for less. Offers and funding are limited so are on a first come, first served basis.

Find out about the latest work in your area and across the whole scheme throughout Yorkshire by taking a look at our case studies just by clicking here.

Click here to get a personalised offer for your home in just 4 simple steps

Every home in Calderdale is different and particular areas are entitled to different measures. Just click the link above to create a unique offer just for YOU and your circumstances. Or, if you want to talk through options available to your home, please call our friendly advisers for more information on 0800 597 1500 or 0113 897 0977

There are many energy efficiency improvements we can carry out to make your home warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. Once a survey of your property has taken place Better Homes Yorkshire will be able to make recommended measures for your home.

The links below explain some of the energy efficiency improvements that may be installed to your home and their benefits.

Metal Matters in Calderdale

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Where does the metal you recycle end up? Calderdale Council‘s latest Metal Matters campaign explains it all – it could end up as electrical goods, a bus, a plane – the possibilities are endless. Metal can be recycled again and again. Did you know if you put two extra cans in your white sack you will save enough energy to run a computer for up to 12 hours. Also, you can now recycle clean foil and empty aerosols in your white sack. Look out in the post for your leaflet or find out more on the Council website. Make your metal matter!

Please call in to one of our Roadshows:

Friday 29 September (11am – 3pm) – Tesco, Huddersfield Rd, Brighouse. HD6 1RZ.

Wednesday 4 October (11am – 3pm) – Morrisons, 4 Jubilee Way, Elland. HX5 9DT.