WASH Campaign Awards 2019

Twenty-five organisations across the UK have been awarded funding as part of this year’s Warm and Safe Homes Campaign awards. The Warm and Safe Homes campaign is run annually to raise awareness of the impact of cold homes on health and safety and the solutions available. As part of this, NEA has provided funding to organisations across the UK to run community events at a local level to help vulnerable people with their energy needs.

The successful organisations are:

  • PAN Westminister
  • Jigsaw Homes
  • Social Heart CIC
  • Warmer Homes CIC
  • Footprint Trust
  • Care Network
  • Durham County Council
  • Bolton Money Skills Centre
  • Birmingham Disability Resource Centre (DRC)
  • Citizens Advice Gateshead
  • Citizens Advice Allerdale
  • Carbon Co-op
  • Staffordshire North and Stoke on Trent Citizens Advice
  • Barnsley Council
  • St Ann’s Advice Group
  • Menter Cwm Gwendraeth Elli
  • Worchester CAB
  • Citizens Advice Sunderland
  • Shiney Advice and Resource Centre (ShARP)
  • Citizens Advice Derbyshire Districts
  • Citizens Advice South Hams
  • Community Energy Plus
  • Clanmill Housing Association
  • Community Action Northumberland
  • Frome Town Council

Maria Wardrobe, Director of Communications and External Relations at National Energy Action said: “Last winter the number of excess winter deaths was the highest since 1975. It is a tragedy that so many people die or suffer the health impacts of living in a cold home when they are largely preventable. This is why NEA committed to provide funding to so many different organisations across the country. We anticipate that the funding will make it possible organisations to provide much-needed support for residents across communities”.

The funding was supplemented by Calor in rural areas upon recognising the increased costs of delivering fuel poverty projects in rural areas.

Paul Blacklock, Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs at Calor said: “As a major energy supplier to rural homes, Calor has been working with NEA for over a decade now on rural fuel poverty and one of the realities is that it costs more to do anything in rural areas which is why we have provided the extra funding to allow organisations to get things done. We are really looking forward to seeing the outputs from the projects.”

 

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