Warm Start will provide energy efficiency education and support to low-income families and their support agencies in the most deprived neighbourhoods in Sheffield, ensuing that babies and children are not living in cold, damp homes and that their families are assisted to achieve comfortable warmth through energy efficiency measures, income maximisation and behavioural changes. The project aims to increase awareness of fuel poverty and energy efficiency, provide affordable warmth training and information packs to organisations in contact with vulnerable families, increase the number of families accessing grants and measures, train and support “energy champions” in the community, reduce the number of families using pre-payment meters and the increased take up of cost effective dual fuel payments with competitive suppliers, reduce the number of homes with condensation and damp and reduce the number of children admitted to hospital from cold related illnesses exacerbated by their living conditions.
Expected Number of Individuals : 12225
Expected Number of Households : 4075
Trustees Meetings : 07/12/2006
Funding Amount Approved : 51875