Warm & Well in North Yorkshire
Warm & Well in North Yorkshire 2015 - 2016
This is a new partnership of charities and organisations across the 7 districts of North Yorkshire working to tackle and alleviate levels of fuel poverty. It is funded by the British Gas Energy Trust.
New data has shown that fuel poverty in England and Wales is the worst that it has been since the turn of the century. It is now more important than ever before that we face this challenge head-on and bring support to the people who need it most.
Visit the official Warm & Well in North Yorkshire website, where you can read more, find out about the project partners, and make referrals into the project. ***Update: Warm & Well has wound down for the summer months and will be resuming operations again on 1st September 2016. We are still accepting referrals in this time and providing support in emergencies.
Am I eligible for help under Warm & Well?
You may live in a cold home, struggle to keep yourself warm or pay your energy bills, or perhaps fall ill frequently from the effects of being always cold. You may have small children who often have coughs and colds, and you may find yourself feeling low or depressed because your home is difficult to keep warm. If any of this sounds familiar, we may be able to assist.
Support is aimed at those on low incomes, benefits, families with small children, people with disabilities and long-term health conditions, and vulnerable older people. The project will also aim to support rural homes, which are often poorly-insulated, difficult to heat, and off the mains gas grid.
If you are not sure that you are eligible, please get in touch to find out what support could be available for you. Call Rural Action Yorkshire, the lead partner who is managing the project, on 01904 704177 and we will take it from there.
What help is available for me?
We have a wide range of support, initiatives, and resources under the Warm & Well project. This includes:
- practical and financial help to stay warm
- home visits to look at how your home can be kept warm and to make minor repairs
- talks and information sessions to clubs, groups, and communities to look at useful ways that you can keep warm, well and safe
- grants to community groups or parish councils to set up winter weather schemes, such as snow wardens
- a hardship fund for those most in need
- training and awareness for frontline workers and organisations, such as nurses, care teams etc, in subjects such as identifying fuel poverty, applying to grants and trust funds for discounts and financial aid, and energy efficiency
- campaigns, resources and top tips providing guidance and advice on a range of winter issues
Please get in touch to talk through your own needs and our local partners may be able to help.
Who else is involved in Warm & Well?
We are working with a variety of other organisations in order to reach as many cold homes as we can this winter. Full details of these can be found at the official website.
If your organisation would like to be involved, please contact Candice, the project manager, on 01904 704177 to discuss how we can collaborate to bring warmth and wellness to more homes and people across North Yorkshire.
Find out more...
If you would like to know more or have questions, please contact us on 01904 704177. You can also email Candice the project manager directly by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also download the leaflet.
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