Applications for Warmer Homes Advice Service funding will close on 7 May 2019. Details of how to apply can be found in the prospectus below.
Warmer Homes Advice Service
More than 341,000 households in London are still affected by fuel poverty. Rising housing costs and energy prices, along with stagnating wages and reductions in benefits for the most vulnerable households, means that some Londoners have really been hit hard.
Funding is available to help boroughs deliver a pan-London fuel poverty advice and referral network on behalf of the Mayor. The first phase of this programme ran in 2018/19 and reached over 2,000 households. A total budget of £450,000 is being made available for this next phase, running from 2019 to 2021. The fund will help boroughs expand existing programmes to:
- reach a larger number of fuel poor households
- carry out more home energy visits
- increase support for people in fuel debt and billing disputes- address misbilling with suppliers, assist with repayment plans and grant applications, and assist them in applying for social tariffs
- support households to apply for the Mayor’s other fuel poverty programme
- recruit more partners to their existing networks, or make the support they offer to vulnerable households even better
The Mayor's Fuel Poverty Action Plan includes steps to improve the living conditions of fuel poor households.