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Retrofit advice service launches

A new independent service backed by Greater Manchester Combined Authority provides guidance on how people can upgrade their home through free advice sessions and a ‘plan builder’.


A new independent service backed by Greater Manchester Combined Authority provides guidance on how people can upgrade their home through free advice sessions and a ‘plan builder’.

Your Home, Better is delivered by retrofit experts, providing advice, planning and delivery to help reduce both the costs of energy bills as well as carbon emissions associated with home energy and heating.

Options include free phone advice sessions, an online ‘plan builder’, and a ‘whole house’ assessment to provide homeowners with a bespoke plan on how their home’s energy performance can be upgraded, what needs to be done and in what order.

Support for those ineligible for funding

The service does not offer grants or funding, but can identify sources that could help towards the costs of home energy projects.

Instead, it will initially focus on the 31 per cent of Greater Manchester homeowners who are willing to pay for some form of retrofit in the next five years with the right assurances and support.

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham explained: “We’re serious about making the changes needed so we can reach our target of becoming a carbon neutral city region by 2038, but this needs to be a fair transition. That means doing all we can to support people through the journey to net zero carbon, and making the costs of living more affordable as well as greener.

“A big part of that is introducing energy-saving measures to people’s homes, whilst reducing their bills. The £27million we are investing through our Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme has already allowed us to help over 1,000 of the most vulnerable households in our region by offering better insulated homes with modern, environmentally-friendly heating systems that are lower carbon and more affordable to heat.

“Our new Your Home, Better retrofit scheme will further boost our efforts and will offer support to even more people in Greater Manchester who may not have been eligible for other help.”

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