The Warmth for Wellbeing project will link in to a separate, existing Energy Champions Project set up in partnership with NHS Leeds and Leeds City Council whose two aims are:-
To assist vulnerable households suffering from long term illness, including those who were not eligible for the main Government schemes such as Warm Front by using other sources of funding.
To provide an easy referral route for community based workers, in particular, but not exclusively healthcare professionals commissioned by NHS Leeds to provide householders suffering from cold related illness with assistance to alleviate fuel poverty.
The Warmth for Wellbeing project will expand and extend the Energy Champions Project by significantly widening the number of organisations that will be trained to refer people; increasing the number of applications to charitable trusts to seek additional funding; carrying out home safety checks for all clients referred; and ensuring that all clients receive regular twice yearly follow-ups to identify any new or developing needs. The skills of NHS staff and other community champions will be utilised to identify vulnerable householders in fuel poverty suffering from medical conditions exacerbated by the cold.
Expected Number of Individuals : 700
Expected Number of Households : 300
Trustees Meetings : 07/12/2011
Funding Amount Approved : 50000