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What is your favourite thing about owning a park home or lodge?

I just love the welcoming people and the community spiritedness - 50%
The value for money of the homes and the lower living costs - 0%
The great location of my park and the fact that it’s so peaceful and secure - 50%
The voting for this poll has ended on: 19 Jan 2018 - 13:52





Don’t forget the Warm Home Discount Scheme!

decnews2Park home residents across the UK could be eligible to receive a £140 contribution towards their winter energy costs through the Government’s Warm Home Discount Scheme.

Park home residents have been able to apply for the scheme from 9 October by contacting 0330 380 1040 or visiting the website at 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 many park home residents as thousands do not have direct contact with an energy supplier, purchasing their energy direct from their park owner instead. In 2015 a park home 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.

A survey of 798 park home residents who benefited from the Warm Home Discount payment in the pilot for the scheme revealed:
● 92 per cent sometimes felt cold in their park home;
● 60 per cent are living in fuel poverty (paying more than 10 per cent of their gross annual household income on energy);
● 41 per cent have a household member suffering from long term physical or    mental illness;
● 30 per cent would have skipped meals had they not received the £140 payment;
● 22 per cent would have borrowed money to pay their winter energy bill had they not received the £140 payment.

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 telephone 0330 380 1040.