Warm Homes Healthy People
Warm Homes Healthy People (WHHP)
The WARM HOMES HEALTHY PEOPLE service is a free service which aims to save you money and keep you warm, by installing small energy efficiency measures, providing emergency support, offering support and advice on energy bills, and helping with debt and benefits checks.
The HALE team will be carrying out home visits and attending older peoples groups, throughout Shipley, Lower Baildon, Bingley, Cottingley, Denholme.
Our aim is to raise awareness of and help vulnerable older people and families to access the Warms Home offer with the aim of helping them to stay safe and healthy throughout the winter months.
What does the wider WHHP partnership offer?
- FREE HELP TOWARDS:
- Repairs to existing heating systems / Food parcels / winter warmth packs / Emergency heating
- FREE INFORMATION AND ADVICE ON:
- Switching tariffs and energy suppliers / Grants and discounts / Using heating controls and equipment / Dealing with debt / Benefits advice / Home energy checks to help reduce bills / Help with fuel debt
- INSTALLATION OF FREE SIMPLE ENERGY SAVING DEVICES:
- Energy efficient light bulbs / Draught proofing / Reflective radiator panels / Pipe lagging / water saving devices.
Why have we set it up?
Staying warm and comfortable in your home is important. Many factors affect how cold a home is and the risks of associated health problems. They include: how well your home is insulated; how efficient your heating system is; how much you can afford to heat your home; and your particular susceptibility to illness, i.e. from a medical condition or the young and old.
Who is involved?
The Warm Homes Healthy People Project is a Partnership between:
HALE (Health Action Local Engagement) – a Bradford based healthy living charity working with the most vulnerable people in the community.
Groundwork – The Community Charity with a green heart, passionate about creating a future where everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and where everyone can reach their potential.
Age UK – A National Charity who aim to provide life-enhancing services and vital support to people in later life. We and our local partners deliver a range of services across the UK
Family Action – A National charity who transform lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country.
Inn Churches – A local charity, providing shelter and practical support to people who are homeless or vulnerably housed. They also work to tackle food poverty through intercepting, sorting and distributing surplus food and turn food waste into healthy delicious meals.
Who can access support through WHHP?
To qualify for the Warm Homes Healthy People service you must live in the Bradford district council area and be able to tick at least one of the following eligibility elements below:
Household member(s) aged over 75
Household member(s) aged over 65
Household income below £16,190
Household member(s) with Long Term Health Condition
Household member(s) with a mental health condition
Household member(s) living with Dementia
Household member(s) with a Learning disability
Children under 5 in the household
Pregnant household member
Asylum seeker or refugee
In receipt of benefits
Accommodation in disrepair / not adequately heated
Experiencing/fleeing domestic abuse
The WARM HOMES HEALTHY PEOPLE service is available completely FREE of charge subject to eligibility criteria.
How can you contact us?
You can contact a member of the Warm Homes Healthy People Team team by calling the Hale office on 01274 271088.
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