Better Housing Better Health

The Better Housing Better Health team is offering support to local residents to keep warm and well at home, improve the energy efficiency of their homes and save money on their energy bills.

Better Housing Better Health can provide residents with impartial expert advice over the telephone. Depending on your circumstances, a warm and well assessment can offer:   

  • information about grants or support services that are available
  • energy saving advice
  • access to the priority service register
  • access to emergency fuel vouchers
  • small measures such as draft excluders.

Home energy assessment visit

If someone in your household meets one or more of the criteria below, you may be eligible for a home energy assessment visit.

This can include:

  • an initial assessment of your property's energy efficiency and identification of areas for improvement
  • advice and support for energy-saving measures, such as insulation and draught-proofing
  • information on available grants and funding to help with the cost of energy-saving improvements
  • guidance on how to switch to a cheaper energy supplier
  • advice on staying warm and well during the winter months.

Eligibility criteria

Households that qualify for a home energy assessment visit are:

  • low income households
  • households with residents who have a health condition that can be made worse by living in a cold or damp home
  • households with residents who have a disability
  • households in receipt of benefits.

Request an assessment

Go to the Better Housing Better Health website or phone 0800 107 0044 for more information (calls are free from mobiles and landlines).

How are the Warm and Well and Home Energy Assessments funded?

The assessments are funded by a grant from the Bedfordshire Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board to support the implementation of population health management in Bedford Borough. The programme is funded until 31 March 2025.

You can also visit our help with the cost of living webpage which has details of the Home Upgrade Grant energy-efficiency upgrades scheme, and help with paying bills.