Wiltshire fuel poverty work to continue to 2022
17 January 2020
Good news to start off the decade! We’ve been successful in securing an extension to our Warm Homes Fund work in Wiltshire which will see the project continue until February 2022.
The Warm Homes Fund is a £150m fund provided by the National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions. It's purpose is to "support local authorities, registered social landlords and other organisations working in partnership with them to address some of the issues affecting fuel poor households".
We'll be using our funding to continue our efforts to supporting some of Wiltshire and Swindon's poorest households and the ones most at risk of fuel poverty and falling into fuel debt. Paul Winney is leading this work. "This further injection of funding is extremely welcome and means we can go further in identifying at-risk households and providing the in-depth help that they need. Some of this involves home visits which are an extremely effective way of supporting vulnerable people, but is quite resource-intensive."
Our Warm Homes funded work is carried under Warm and Safe Wiltshire – a service in which we work with Wiltshire and Swindon councils and Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service to deliver a comprehensive energy advice service in the county. The project has its own website at www.warmandsafewiltshire.org.uk