Park Home residents across Great Britain could be eligible to receive a £140 contribution towards their winter energy costs through the Government’s Warm Home Discount Scheme. The Park Homes scheme has now opened. Park Home Residents can apply by contacting 0330 380 1040 or visiting www.parkhomeswhd.com.
The Warm Home Discount scheme was introduced by the Government in 2011 to help low income households pay for their winter energy usage. However, the scheme originally excluded the vast majority of park home residents as they do not usually have direct contact with an energy supplier as they purchase their energy directly from the park owner. In 2015 a Park Homes pilot scheme was launched to include Park Home residents and, as the pilot was successful, the programme was rolled out nationally in 2016 and is now in its second year.
Managed by Charis Grants, the scheme is endorsed by both the National Association of Park Home Residents (NAPHR) and the Independent Park Home Advisory Service (IPHAS). Permanent Park Home residents can apply for the £140 payment if they are billed for their energy usage by their park owner.
For more information on the application process and to find out who can claim, visit www.parkhomeswhd.com or call 0330 380 1040.