Warm & Well in North Yorkshire

Warm & Well in North Yorkshire 2015 - 2016

This was a partnership of charities and organisations across the 7 districts of North Yorkshire working to tackle and alleviate levels of fuel poverty and support those at risk of excess cold. It was funded by the British Gas Energy Trust's Healthy Homes programme and led by Rural Action Yorkshire.

Read the Warm & Well in North Yorkshire Impact Report to find out more about the work.
 

What is happening to Warm & Well now funding has ended?

We worked with a variety of other organisations in order to reach as many cold homes as we could between 2015 - 2016. This was the 'Warm & Well partnership' and included stakeholders and partners from across the public, private, health, and voluntary sectors with funding from British Gas. 

The success of the partnership and the Winter Health Single Point of Contact created under the project has meant that the name and brand "Warm & Well" will continue to the end of the winter period 16/17, having become a recognisable name and embedded within support networks.

 

 

 

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A LOCAL CHARITY PROJECT is celebrating its positive impact on over 400 homes.

CHARITIES AND ORGANISATIONS working to improve affordable warmth are getting ready for their second winter as part of Warm and Well in North Yorkshire.

All of the organisations taking part in the project are experts in fuel poverty and at improving cold homes, but this is their second winter working together under the ‘Warm and Well’ joint initiative.

ONE-OFF GRANTS are available to families and individuals on low incomes in the run-up to winter. More than 20 energy companies offer the Warm Home Discount scheme, which gives eligible customers a one-off grant towards their electricity bill or prepayment meter during the winter. Schemes are set to open from around August time, and the payment is expected to remain the same as previous years at £140.

By Candice Dowson, Warm & Well / Rural Action Yorkshire

Warm & Well in North Yorkshire, the charity project which is raising awareness of the impact of cold homes on our health and wellbeing, was recently out and about visiting St Oswald’s Church in Horton-in-Ribblesdale to meet the local parish.

Householders are getting a better deal on their energy bills through the Ryedale and Scarborough Council’s switching partner iChoosr.  The scheme is free to use, without obligation and makes it easy to switch energy provider, meaning many families will be able to fix their energy prices for the year ahead.

Warm & Well in North Yorkshire, a project coordinated by Rural Action Yorkshire, working to reduce fuel poverty and provide practical solutions to cold homes across the region, has been recently running a ‘draught excluders’ campaign encouraging volunteers to knit and sew excluders that can then be passed on to vulnerable people.

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CHARITIES and organisations have been banding together this winter to bring an end to fuel poverty.

Warm and Well in North Yorkshire has been running since last year county-wide and thanks to successful partnership working, is reaching households and residents who need support this winter.

Vulnerable and elderly people across North and East Yorkshire at risk of illness, isolation and death during the coldest months of the year are being helped by Two Ridings Community Foundation with the support of match funds from the British Gas Energy Trust, and older people who don't need their Winter Fuel Allowance are being especially urged to help.

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