Are you worried about winter, concerned about your energy bills or in fuel debt?
Is there damp or mould in your home? Are you anxious about falling ill from being cold?
Warm & Well in North Yorkshire can help.
Warm & Well in North Yorkshire raises awareness of the impact of cold homes on our health and wellbeing, offers practical solutions to reduce fuel poverty, and supports people and communities to stay warm and well in winter.
Who is eligible for help?
The project aims to support:
People on low incomes or benefits
Families with young children
Anyone with physical or mental health issues
Support for individuals
Warm & Well in North Yorkshire offers advice, guidance and hands-on support to residents across the county. This might include:
Advice on how to save money on energy costs, switching suppliers, grants and priority service
Home visits to advise on how to make your home warmer and more energy efficient, or for help with minor repairs
Access to a Hardship Fund for those in urgent need
Support for organisations
A range of support is available for frontline workers, organisations, groups and parish councils including:
Training and awareness on fuel poverty, energy efficiency, and how to apply for the Warm Homes Discounts scheme
Advice on how to set up winter schemes to keep communities safe
Campaigns, resources and top tips for providing guidance
Talks and information sessions
Make a referral
Anyone can get in touch. Individuals can call the Helpline, or professionals or relatives can get in touch on someone’s behalf.
Call the Warm & Well in North Yorkshire helpline, run by Citizens Advice Mid-North Yorkshire, on 01609 767 555 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also submit a referral form to Warm & Well in North Yorkshire here(you will be taken to the Warm & Well in North Yorkshire website).
Community First Yorkshire is just one of the partners delivering Warm & Well in North Yorkshire. We were awarded £300,000 of British Gas Energy Trust funding in November 2018 to help people living in cold homes over the next three years. We are responsible for managing the activities supported by this fund, these include home visits, debt advice sessions, installation of energy efficiency measures, awareness raising events and a hardship fund.
Warm & Well in North Yorkshire is managed by Citizens Advice Mid-North Yorkshire as part of their three-year contract to deliver Winter Health Coordination across North Yorkshire.