Healthy Housing  secures Western Power Distribution’s East Mids Affordable Warmth Campaign 2016/17

Healthy Housing secures Western Power Distribution’s East Mids Affordable Warmth Campaign 2016/17

21 February 2017 

We are delighted to officially announce that NEP’s Nottinghamshire Healthy Housing Service has won a contract with the regional distribution network operator, Western Power Distribution (WPD) to lead their East Midlands Affordable Warmth Campaign, across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. 
 
The 6 month Campaign will provide practical interventions to 1,000 vulnerable households across the East Midlands to improve the energy efficiency in the home, health and well-being, and support to register onto WPD’s Priority Services Register.
 
The Campaign delivery partners consist of a consortium of charitable organisations including the Papworth Trust and Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency and together they offer six key interventions: 
 
1. Energy Efficiency  
2. Heating 
3. Energy Switching 
4. Income Maximisation
5. Health & Well-being
6. Behaviour Change
 
The addition of the Priority Services Register means households no longer need to worry in the event of a power cut because a range of support services are available. This service prioritises vulnerable homes should an unplanned power cut occur
and it is free for homes to be added on to this list.
 
Read our PSR leaflet for further details.
 
The Home Visits are an essential part of the Campaign, because they make it easier
to spot the signs of fuel poverty, home safety issues and discuss financial concerns.
 

Free Home visits are offered to residents who are aged over 60, have a disability (people with sight/ hearing problems, restricted movement or learning difficulties)
or are chronically ill. 

The value of the home visits are documented in our case studies:

“A face-to-face meeting in our own home suited us, especially with my husband’s condition. It was important for him to feel comfortable. Melvin was here for over
an hour and saved us £480 a year on our energy bills.” 
Mr and Mrs S, Beeston, Nottinghamshire
 
“I would not have had the confidence or the know-how to sort this out on my own,
I know my boiler is safe and working properly now and I’ve saved nearly £150 on my energy bills by simply switching my tariff. The energy saving goody bag was also a nice surprise”.
Mrs L, Beechdale, Nottingham 
 
It is quite possible that many of these households may have slipped through the net
up until now and not taken advantage of the services, purely due to their personal circumstances. 
 
 
After just three months, the Campaign has achieved £35,000 worth of energy bill savings, an average of £170 per household. 
 

Can the Healthy Housing Service help you?

Feel free to contact the team and they will be happy to help.
 
Tel: 0115 985 3009