Home energy advice

Free, tailored advice and support is now available to help you to reduce your energy bills and improve the efficiency of your home.

Wigan Council, as part of a Greater Manchester-wide partnership, are delivering the Local Energy Advice Demonstrator (LEAD) Project, providing in-person advice to help residents access the financial or technical support they need to improve the warmth and energy efficiency of their homes. Whether through the installation of low-carbon heating and insulation, or through bespoke advice and targeted retrofit measures, we will support you along your home improvement journey as we pave the way to greener homes locally, and a fairer, greener GM.

The LEAD Project

LEAD is a new £2.14m initiative funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero and the North West Net Zero Hub, and is being delivered by a range of local authorities, social enterprises and charities across Greater Manchester. Although project partners will be testing out different approaches to reach and engage with our communities, we will all work to ensure that advice is clear and easy to access, and that residents are connected to any available forms of financial support.

What we can do

  • Provide tailored advice to help you to reduce your energy usage (and bills) and prevent heat loss around the home
  • Connect you to any available grant funding schemes for heating upgrades and insulation, including ECO4 and the Great British Insulation Scheme, checking your eligibility and supporting you through the application process
  • Support residents who are interested in upgrading their homes through practical, technical advice in relation to low-carbon heating, insulation and solar panels
  • Visit your home to carry out a free retrofit assessment, checking your home’s energy efficiency and recommending suitable retrofit measures
  • Come to you. With a focus on in-person advice, we want to ensure that even if you do not have access to the internet, or have mobility or health issues, you can still access the same advice and support. That’s why we will be based out in our communities as much as possible (see How to reach us below) , and can also visit you at home if preferred.

How to reach us

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