Warm and Healthy Homes Fund
The Warm and Health Home Fund was a National Energy Action (NEA) initiative which ran from 2015 to 2018. Our project in East Sussex enabled the Warm Home Check service to provide 142 major heating measures (boilers/heating systems) for eligible households, along with additional small heating and insulation measures in over 155 households.
Hastings and Rother Healthy Homes project
From 2016 NHS East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) funded an 18-month pilot to fund installation of major heating and insulation measures delivered through the East Sussex Warm Home Check service.
The project funded 148 major measures in owner occupied and private rented properties in targeted wards with the highest number and proportion of fuel poor households. These included full central heating systems, boiler replacement, home insulation (loft, cavity and/or wall) and storage heaters. The project was evaluated by the University of Brighton and you can find the full report on the NHS East Sussex CCG website.
“That was really good, he came round and he looked at all the rooms and looked at all the radiators and assessed what might be available and how it would work if it was available. He explained everything to me that he was doing, and then told me a timeframe that it might happen in and that they would be in touch with me, and they were. So, just all really clear and helpful”. (Respondent B18, Central heating)
“It’s made it better in that, like I got chest infections regularly anyway, but my chest infection wasn’t as bad this year as it was last year, so it wasn’t as bad after the [new] boiler”. (Respondent B8, New boiler)
St Leonards-on-Sea resident Tim had a new boiler installed and told us about the positive impact that this had on his mental and physical health in this short film.
Sustainable Houses in Inclusive Neighbourhoods (SHINE)
Households are responsible for a large proportion of the carbon emissions in the Hastings borough. An older housing stock, lack of insulation and use of inefficient techniques are responsible for these large carbon emissions. To address this challenge, Hastings Borough Council together with Optivo, Citizens Advice 1066 and Brighton & Hove City Council took part in the SHINE project. SHINE stands for Sustainable Houses in Inclusive Neighbourhoods.
You can find out more about the SHINE project on the Citizens Advice 1066 project page.
Local SHINE partners have developed online guidance for residents on saving energy which you can read on our page about Energy Efficiency and Conservation.
Find out our Top Tips to keep warm and well at home.
There are lots of small “Do it Yourself” tasks you can do at home to keep warm. Find out more here
Our free Warm Home Check Service can help you get ready for winter. Get in contact now.