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Feel the Benefit

Feel the benefit of a warmer home, save money on your energy bills and help tackle climate change.

Inefficient heating and heat loss from draughty and poorly insulated homes has a big impact on the environment, contributing to the UKs carbon emissions. Cold homes can also be harmful to your health and wellbeing. Living in cold conditions can cause respiratory conditions, cardiovascular diseases, poor mental health, and dementia – and make these illnesses worse.

Making your home more energy-efficient can make it warmer, lower your energy bills, and contribute to making Greater Manchester a greener, fairer place to live. Greater Manchester Combined Authority and its partners are here to help you make the change through the Feel the Benefit campaign, offering personalised advice to help you understand what improvements your home might need. They can also identify if you qualify for free or discounted upgrades, based on your situation.

Residents can get in touch with the local partners in their area for support:

District Local partner Telephone Email
Bolton Bolton Council / Bolton at Home 01204 328 177 or 01204 328 178
Bury Bury Council 0161 253 7244
Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, and Tameside Groundwork Greater Manchester 0800 090 3638
Salford, Stockport, and Trafford Your Home Better 0161 883 7979
Wigan Wigan Council 01942 489 209

Additionally, residents can visit energy advice hubs at B&Q stores in Trafford Park and Cheetham Hill for in person advice and support.

All Greater Manchester residents can also check their eligibility online on GMCA’s eligibility checker, entering details about their home and circumstances on to find out what support they might be eligible to receive.

Check your eligibility for home energy efficiency advice and upgrades

The Feel the Benefit campaign is being run as part of a £2.14m initiative funded by the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero and the North West Net Zero Hub.