Care Network’s Healthy Homes project offers all adults and families in Blackburn with Darwen expert knowledge, advice and support to help you to achieve a warm, hazard-free and energy-efficient home.

Call us on 01254 507255 (option 3) or  Request a call back using our contact form

Healthy Homes Staff News

Our very own Caroline has started her training for the NEA Energy Awareness 6281-01 (Level 3 Award). It is recommended that a minimum of 20 hours are complete to finish the course and when ready, Caroline will go on to sit the exam with an NEA registered examiner.

We are very proud of Carloine's efforts with this training, which will enable her to continue supporting our local community and enhance the services we offer here at Care Network.


Be Winter Ready

We are advising everyone in our local community to ensure that they are winter ready at home, particularly in regards to boilers/gas fire servicing and checks to see if we can support you with the cost of the work.

Please contact our team for further advice and take a look at our Safe Trader Scheme to find our more on the quality assured services we can offer in and around your home.

Safe Trader Scheme

Warm Home Discount

We are kindly reminding local residents that the criteria for the Warm Home Discount this year has changed.

Please take a look at the details below to find out more:

Am I eligible for the Warm Home Discount?

The eligibility requirements for Warm Home Discount are changing this winter (2022-23).

To qualify, you or your partner must have an account with a participating electricity supplier, and one of you must claim one of the following:

  • The Guarantee Credit portion of Pension Credit or a different 'qualifying benefit' (if you have high energy costs).

  • The qualifying benefits include the Savings Credit portion of Pension Credit and Housing Benefit. If you claim one of these, the government will assess your energy costs based on the type, age and size of your property.

If you're worried about rising energy costs, check you're claiming all the benefits you're entitled to. Claiming certain benefits can make you eligible for Warm Home Discount. Please contact our team for further information.

Warm Home Discount Details

Council Tax Rebates 

It's also worth checking whether you're eligible for a £150 payment from your local council under the government's Council Tax rebate scheme.

BwD Council Tax Rebates

Household Support Fund

You can also ask BwD Bourough Council about it's Household Support Fund if you need help to cover the cost of food, clothing or utilities.

The Government have announced that the scheme will be further extended to help with the rising cost of living, to assist residents of Blackburn with Darwen to access food, support with energy and water bills, and other essential items.

Funding may be available for:

  • Blackburn with Darwen residents, children, families and adults
  • single claimants with an annual household income below £21,152
  • couples with an annual household income below £31,731

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