HELP IS at hand for homeowners across Solihull at free home energy advice sessions.
Throughout June Solihull Council and its partners Act on Energy will be hosting drop-in events to help residents understand how to improve the energy efficiency of their home and learn about any free or subsidised measures they may be eligible for.
This could include external wall insulation, loft and cavity insulation, solar panels, heat pumps and double glazing.
There will also be information on for those eligible for the Home Upgrade Grant Scheme, which is funded by the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), to help the least energy efficient off-gas grid homes in England.
Councillor Andy Mackiewicz, cabinet member for Climate Change, Planning and Housing, said: “Over the past few years, the issue of rising energy prices and how to save money has come up frequently both in the news and in our day-to-day conversations.
“Given the situation I know many residents in Solihull are keen to find out what they can do to improve the energy efficiency of their home.
“We know the nation’s housing stock needs significant modifications to ensure homes are well insulated and effective at keeping heat out in the summer and staying warm in the winter.”
The free drop-in events will take place on:
Tuesday, June 6, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at The Pavilion, Meriden Sports Park
Wednesday, June 7, from 4pm to 7pm at Chadwick End Village Hall
Thursday, June 8, from 4pm to 7pm at Balsall Common Library
Tuesday, June 13, from 2pm to 5pm at Castle Bromwich Library
Thursday, June 15, from 2pm to 5pm at Kingshurst Library
Tuesday, June 20, from 2pm to 5pm at Olton Library
Tuesday, June 20, from 5.30pm to 7pm at The Pavilion, Meriden Sports Park
Wednesday. June 21, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Catherine-De-Barnes Village Hall
Thursday, June 22, from 4pm to 6pm at Knowle Library.
For more about improving a home’s energy performance on the Your Future Solihull website.
Anyone who may be struggling with energy bills should visit the Here2Help webpage for guidance and support.