Healthy Homes for Wellbeing

Healthy Homes for Wellbeing

Our new project, Healthy Homes for Wellbeing, provides free energy advice and free LEAP home visits for those who are eligible in Exeter. We’ve long wanted to provide energy advice and support to the vulnerable and fuel poor and it had been frustrating when our first three grant applications were unsuccessful, but it seems the tide has changed. We received an award from Devon Community Foundation from their ‘Surviving Winter Fund’ and also from the ‘Big Energy Saving Network’. We are also partnering with LEAP, who funds the free home visits we will be providing to those who are eligible.

What is LEAP? What will the home visits involve?

LEAP stands for Local Energy Advice Programme, and is a free service run by AgilityEco which provides important advice, support and energy saving measures to eligible households. To learn more about LEAP, take a look at their website.

Our 5 trained home energy advisors will be providing:

  • Energy saving tips
  • The installation of free energy saving measures
  • Help with changing supplier or tariff and applying for discounts
  • Referral for help with benefits and debt
  • Information about grants availability for insulation and boiler
  • Signing up for priority services register

The criteria for eligibility are deliberately very broad to cater to the broad range of dimensions that contribute to vulnerability and fuel poverty. To be eligible for home visits, one criteria needs to be met including having a low income; receiving tax credits, housing benefits income and disability related benefits; and have a long term illness (physical or mental) or disability.

For more information on eligibility have a look at the LEAP eligibility page.

Referrals and frontline worker training

Do you know of somebody who’s struggling to keep their home warm or paying too much for their energy? Tell them about our project and ask them if they are interested in free advice and a home visit. Either give them our contact details or ask them if you can us their contact details.

We’re also providing training for frontline workers to help them make referrals and to offer energy advice. If you are a frontline worker or manage a service and would like to arrange a short training for your staff and volunteers

Contact us: email or ring 07806 623311/01395 276734.
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