Bringing Winter Warmth to Healthy Homes

Bringing Winter Warmth to Healthy Homes

Healthy Homes for Wellbeing energy adviser Chris Walford at Sidmouth Repair in October 2019

Healthy Homes for Wellbeing energy adviser Chris Walford at Sidmouth Repair Café in October 2019

As the weather gets cold it’s much harder for people in fuel poverty and those living in hard-to-heat homes. It’s keeping us busy! We have lots of new drop-in advice clinics. Also, we’ve had stalls and given talks at many events. The demand for Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP) home visits is high. We’re therefore very appreciative of the grants we have received this autumn from Western Power Distribution and the Big Energy Saving Network that allow us to keep delivering these services.

We are also proud to announce the launch of our Winter Warmth campaign next week. We’ll be asking you to donate your Winter Fuel Payment, if you don’t need it yourself, to help others keep warm this winter. From our work with the Healthy Homes for Wellbeing project we realised that a small grant can often make all the difference to a struggling household so we have set up the ECOE Healthy Homes Hardship Fund, which has already started helping households. Your donation will go to this fund to really help others keep warm this winter.

Watch out for our launch email next week.