13 Care & Repair agencies covering an all-Wales delivery partnership

Lead Partner:

Care & Repair Cymru

Other Partners:

Referral partners from Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff & Vale of Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire-Wrexham, Merthyr-Rhondda Cynon Taf, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Torfaen Health Boards

Project Summary:

Care & Repair Agencies administer the Rapid Response Adaptations Programme (minor adaptations and small repairs) for the Welsh Government in order to secure safe discharge from hospital or to prevent admissions to hospital. Through casework assessment, we identified older people struggling to heat their home effectively and offered a range of solutions. The Warm & Healthy Homes Fund grant provided an added focus for Care & Repair Agencies to assist clients with key measures, e.g. boiler repairs, draught-exclusion, insulation etc.

In addition, wider assessments of clients’ homes were carried out to provide technical support for any improvements; advice on energy suppliers and tariffs; income maximisation to tackle poverty; temporary heating for crisis management; and an assessment on how the householders manage with the heating system in their home.

Region in which project will be delivered:

Wales

Local authority area/key locations in which project will be delviered:

Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Powys, Gwynedd, Ynys Mon, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend, Merthyr, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Newport, Torfaen and Monmouthshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham

Measures installed:

A grant of up to £500 per eligible household was used to provide low cost energy efficiency interventions. Measures could include insulation, draughtproofing, heating repairs and a range of other specified products as required by the household.

ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS ASSISTED
NEA grant with GAP funding
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Published on 24-08-2017
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