Healthy and Happy in North Wales
Community Workers from the Healthy Homes Healthy People (HHHP) project are working across North Wales to improve health and wellbeing by creating homes which are safe, sound, warm and secure for all.
Working with partners including; local authorities, Wales & West Utilities and Dwr Cymru, the HHHP team, led by Project Manager Joanna Seymour, offer a wide range of help to residents struggling to heat their homes, pay energy bills or are living in unsafe conditions. The HHHP project is run by Warm Wales, a Community Interest Company based in Port Talbot.
Working through home visits the HHHP Community Workers look at four key areas:
- Home and Personal Safety
- Income Maximisation and Personal/Family Support
- Affordable Warmth
- Health and Wellbeing
The outcomes from these home visits can make a huge difference to people’s lives; the project has already seen residents helped with benefit checks, tariff savings on water and energy bills, safety improvements and even new central heating systems. In total the project has already achieved savings of £500,000.
One resident helped by HHHP was a pensioner, Mrs W, who was living alone on a state pension with no savings. She had recently suffered a stroke and was living with no heating or hot water due to a broken boiler. A Community Worker visited Mrs W and provided her with energy saving and CO safety advice, added her to the Priority Service Register, helped her claim pension credit, organised a new boiler installation worth £3,500, and referred her for a level access shower.
If you think you could benefit from a Healthy Homes Healthy People visit you can get in touch with the team by calling 01352 711751 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the website at www.warmwales.org.uk.
To access the scheme, you will need to own or rent your home, be experiencing health issues caused by the property, and/or be struggling to pay the bills or heat your home.