Warm & Healthy Homes Fund

The Warm and Healthy Homes Fund is one of three funds which comprise part of a £26.2 million pound innovative Great Britain-wide programme, designed and administered by NEA. The Health and Innovation Programme (HIP) will run until 31 March 2017.
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The Warm & Healthy Homes Partnerships programme aims to support local health and housing partnerships to better address the needs of households at risk of cold-related illness building upon good practice outlined in the guidance produced by NICE, ‘Excess winter deaths and morbidity and the health risks associated with cold homes’ (March 2015).

The Partnerships programme has provided 11 health and housing partnerships across England and Wales with a grant from a total fund of £3.25 million. The funding will provide households most at risk of fuel poverty and cold-related illness with heating, insulation and other complementary measures that will lead to an improvement in their circumstances.

The programme as a whole seeks to benefit a minimum of 1,000 households in areas of high fuel poverty and deprivation across England and Wales.

The statutory member of the health and housing partnership will administer individual grants of up to £3,250 per eligible individual with a maximum grant of £4,000 (excluding match or gap funding).

NEA will deliver a package of community engagement support including awareness training for 600 local practitioners and community focussed energy awareness events for 600 residents throughout the programme period.

This training and awareness is to support the legacy of the programme to ensure frontline workers, practitioners and volunteers have sufficient knowledge to identify individuals at risk and make appropriate referrals/offer appropriate support to ultimately reduce the likelihood of readmission into primary and secondary care services.

To view the Partnerships projects click here.
To view all of the Health and Innovation Programme projects click here.

 

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The Warm & Healthy Homes Small Measures programme aims to provide a charitable grant to home improvement agencies (HIA) to provide a range of small measures to benefit fuel poor individuals who are being discharged from hospital and at risk of cold related-illness.

The Small Measures programme has provided eight home improvement agencies across England and Wales with access to a share of a £250,000 charitable grant fund, to provide a range of small energy efficiency measures to eligible individuals.

The programme as a whole seeks to benefit a minimum of 1,000 households in areas of high fuel poverty and deprivation across England and Wales. Each successful HIA will be expected to identify a minimum of 100 eligible individuals for support based on a maximum grant of £250 per property (excluding any gap or match funding).

NEA will deliver a package of community engagement support including accredited energy awareness and fuel debt training for 160 HIA practitioners and local partners. Community focussed energy awareness events for 600 residents and stay warm and safe at home briefings for 300 frontline workers will also be delivered throughout the programme period.

This training and awareness raising is to support the legacy of the programme to ensure frontline workers, practitioners and volunteers have sufficient knowledge to identify individuals at risk and make appropriate referrals/offer appropriate support to ultimately reduce the likelihood of readmission into primary and secondary care services.

To view the Small Measures projects click here
To view all of the Health and Innovation Programme projects click here.
Published on 15-09-2016
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