Health Through Warmth Crisis Fund

Project Summary:

Health Through Warmth helps those with long term debilitating illness to improve the energy efficiency of their homes by facilitating the installation of energy efficiency measures such as cavity wall and loft insulation and providing heating when this is required. The project involves training key workers in the community i.e. social workers, health visitors, and environmental health officers as well as many local agencies such as Age Concern, Care & Repair, Citizens Advice Bureau and Home Care Agencies so that they are able to identify families and individuals who are in need of assistance. This funding will allow the project to operate a crisis fund to assist those with health conditions who don't qualify for any other grant funding. Typical situations where the crisis fund would be used are when e.g. a client's boiler is broken down but they don't have the resources to repair it, where bedrooms have no heating, where additional radiators or temporary heaters are required, and for clients off thegas network where grant funding for fuel efficient systems is not available.

Expected Number of Individuals: 45

Expected Number of Households: 15

Trustees Meeting: 06 October 2006

Funding Amount Approved: £25,000

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