Independent Living Support
The Empowering People Project has two elements aimed to help their clients manage their energy. One element of the project provides crisis funding to clients in a range of circumstances ranging from £20 per month to £80 a month. The second element of the project Accessing Utilities and Landlords Project will encourage clients to manage their energy account responsibly i.e. register with their fuel provider when they take up tenancy; budget effectively to ensure fuel payments can be maintained and where necessary to negotiate debt payments / issues with energy suppliers and other bodies i.e. local housing authority. The project will provide the facilities for their clients to contact their supplier or housing authority and a part time worker to support them through these processes. The client group is varied and includes young people aged between 16-25, adults up to the age of 60, clients who may be making the transition from homelessness to their first tenancy, ex offenders or substance abusers.
Expected Number of Individuals: 1,030
Expected Number of Households: 1,030
Trustees Meeting: June 2007
Funding Amount Approved: £54,991