Using the Health Energy Advice Team's (HEAT) extensive knowledge of working in the fuel poverty and energy efficiency arena assisting vulnerable groups for over ten years, HEAT have found a targeted, one point of contact model for fuel poverty and energy efficiency advice and assistance is one that works. They have found that this approach improves take up of grants for energy efficiency measures and fuel poverty initiatives. The Winter Survival Team will target action in a coordinated manner, allowing for increased take up of both local and national grants i.e. Warm Front, Warm Homes, CERT and access to income maximisation initiatives, social tariffs and Priority Services Register. They will employ one full time Energy Efficiency Advisor and recruit 5 volunteers; the volunteers will include multi lingual speakers, and the team will be trained in all aspects of fuel poverty and energy efficiency advice.
Expected Number of Individuals : 2400
Expected Number of Households : 2400
Trustees Meetings : 01/03/2010
Funding Amount Approved : 87213