To actively engage vulnerable residents to reduce their fuel poverty by getting the best energy deal for their circumstances and to increase their disposable income through Welfare Benefits Health checks. Employ a full time Fuel and Benefits Health Check Officer to help the most vulnerable and difficult to reach people in the community to tackle fuel poverty, enjoy increased social inclusion and improve the quality of their lives.
Utilising our own resident information and work with established partnerships to identify the specific households most in need.
This project has 3 objectives:
1. Tackle fuel poverty through increased education and through price comparisons of energy companies 2. Review and maximise benefit entitlements3. Train Local Community Representatives (LCRs) to ensure sustainability of the project·
This project, which runs in collaboration with DEAC, will run for 3 years, which includes training for the LCRs, to ensure they can with our support, maintain and build on this initiative.
Expected Number of Individuals : 9266
Expected Number of Households : 3312
Trustees Meetings : 01/09/2009
Funding Amount Approved : 91741