Hastings and Rother CCG
NHS Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group established 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 & proportion of fuel poor households. These included full central heating systems, boiler replacement, loft insulation/cavity wall insulation/floor insulation, and storage heaters.
“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”. (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”. (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.
Evaluated by University of Brighton
full report available here.
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 and Hove Council are taking 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
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