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Find out if you qualify for LEAP

The Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP) is part of our Help For Warmth programme. If you are a BCP Council resident and you meet any of the criteria below, you may be able to receive assistance in making your household energy efficient.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the LEAP team may currently offer a telephone consultation and doorstep delivery of energy-saving gadgets instead of a home visit.

Income criteria

Anyone receiving one of the following:

  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit / Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Child Benefit
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction
  • A Disability Benefit (including: Attendance Allowance, DLA, PIP)
  • MoD administered benefits
  • Annual income not more than that shown in the table below
Annual income must not exceed the following

Number of

under 18s

in household

Number of adults in household
  One adult Two adults
0 £14,520 £21,780
1 £19,140 £26,400
2 £23,760 £31,020
3 £28,380 £35,640
4 £33,000 £40,260

Health criteria

Anyone with one of the following:

  • cardiovascular condition (including: coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, transient ischemic attack)
  • respiratory condition (including: COPD, asthma)
  • neurological or neurobiological condition (including: dementia, Parkinson’s disease, MS, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, ME)
  • musculoskeletal conditions (including: arthritis, limited mobility, recently attended hospital due to a fall)
  • blood conditions (including: Sickle cell disease, thalassemia)
  • cancer
  • moderate to severe mental illness (including: schizophrenia bipolar disorder and depression where receiving regular treatment)
  • severe learning disabilities
  • autoimmune or immunodeficiency diseases (e.g. lupus, diabetes, HIV)
  • terminally ill
  • other illness exacerbated by cold (confirmed by GP)
  • in possession of a valid NHS Medical Exemption Certificate
    (e.g. Medical or War Pension Exemption)

Vulnerability criteria

Anyone in one of the following situations:

  • victim of domestic violence
  • recent bereavement
  • moving in and out of homelessness
  • recent immigrant or asylum seeker
  • physical or sensory disability

ECO-Flex declaration

Anyone who qualifies for ECO assistance under the BCP Council ECO-Flex Statement of Intent also qualifies for LEAP.

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