Barnet, Enfield, Haringey and Westminster Warm and Healthy Homes Partnership
London Consortium: Barnet, Enfield, Haringey and Westminster Warm & Healthy Homes Partnership
North London Housing Partnership, London Borough of Enfield, London Borough of Haringey, Westminster City Council, Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group, Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group. Referral partners: Enfield CAB, CityWest Homes, Haringey Manor House PACT
The London boroughs involved with this project established partnering arrangements with a range of health and social care or front‐line professional practitioners. These included:
- Barnet: Its Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) funded Winter Well programme which offered retrofit measures, advice and support to vulnerable residents. This was based on a hub and spoke model devised with health partners and specifically aims to combat excessively cold housing, preventable ill health plus tackling excessive winter deaths;
- Enfield: Its Social Prescribing project, where health workers visited patients to assess and improve lifestyle, as well as referrals via Enfield CAB, private sector homes team, GPs, respiratory nurses, health trainers, public health and social care colleagues and social housing, co‐ordinating with the CCG.
- Haringey: Its multi‐disciplinary locality teams, based around clusters of GP practices funded by the Better Care Fund (joint fund between LB Haringey and Haringey CCG); Age UK Haringey and North Middlesex Hospital referral process in place, good relationships between Haringey and community nursing teams.
- Westminster: Referrals were identified through a range of public health‐funded initiatives already in place to identify and support residents whose health and wellbeing is compromised by poor housing conditions. Initiatives were delivered through the council’s ALMO (CityWest Homes) and environmental services who worked with the central and west London CCGs, GPs and social care.
Once an eligible individual had been identified, an initial visit was undertaken to ensure the client and works were eligible. EPC data was cross referenced and, where absent, an analysis was undertaken. Energy advice was also offered during this visit. A specification of works was drawn up, with each borough following their respective procurement rules. The contractor arranged appointments to install measures and carry out post SAP assessments. A final inspection was made by borough officers for correct installation and quality, during which visit, the individual’s satisfaction was sought, together with details of how the measures had impacted on their health and well‐being.
Region in which the project will be delivered:
Local authority/key locations in which project will be delivered:
London Borough of Barnet, London Borough of Enfield, London Borough of Haringey, Westminster City Council
Details of measures installed:
Eligible individuals benefited from heating and/or insulation measures as required.
ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS ASSISTED
NEA grant with GAP funding