The project aims to reduce fuel poverty by maximising household incomes through ensuring that people receive all the benefits and any other forms of assistance to which they are entitled. This will involve funding a project worker who will provide and publicise regular benefit check sessions and help those people not presently receiving benefits, following this up with casework on their claims, including helping people with appeals against disallowance and/or alleged overpayment, particularly in regard to Working Tax Credits. Secondly the project worker will provide information on methods of reducing utility bills, by saving energy, and money advice to help people to budget their incomes.
Expected Number of Individuals: 400
Expected Number of Households: 100
Trustees Meeting: 06 October 2006
Funding Amount Approved: £12,824