Now that the cold weather has arrived, the council are taking the opportunity to remind homeowners and landlords across the district of their loan scheme to replace heating systems. The scheme has been developed to keep people warm and cosy in their homes over the winter months.

The loan scheme is open to people who heat their homes with gas, oil, Calor gas, LPG, electric or other sources and to those who do not currently have central heating installed. Eligible homeowners can choose their own contractor and there are a variety of loan products available to suit individual needs and means.

Cllr Jeffrey Moody, West Devon Borough Council's Lead Member for Health and Wellbeing said: "At this time of year any problems with the heating are magnified.  There is a clear link between poor health and living in a cold home.

"The Council works in partnership with Wessex Resolutions to provide finance to residents to help repair their heating and homes.  Improving your heating could not only improve your health and wellbeing, it may also reduce your fuel bills by having a more efficient heating system."

Wessex Resolutions CIC is a not-for-profit finance provider working in close partnership with the council to deliver the loan scheme. The Partnership has been running for over ten years across Devon and has helped a huge variety of homeowners, from people simply requiring a new gas boiler to those needing the whole system installed, through to people living in off-gas properties or those that have lived without heating for years because they did not know help was available.

If your boiler has packed up or your current system is inefficient or non-existent, a loan funded by the council can help spread the cost of a replacement but let you enjoy the benefit right away.

Through providing loans, the council are ensuring that funds for homeowners are sustainable which means that every repayment goes back into the council pot to lend to homeowners in the future.

For more information, call Wessex Resolutions direct on 01823 461099, visit or email

Loans have a fixed interest rate and typical 4.2 APR and are subject to status. Missing future payments could affect your credit rating and ability to obtain credit in the future. Wessex Resolutions CIC may insist on loans being protected at the Land Registry by a Title Restriction.