The ‘Warm at Home’ programme aims to make a real difference to vulnerable and older people who face the challenges of living in cold homes, such as worsening health, risk of injury and social isolation.
Papworth Trust will use the money to fund works which will make people’s homes easier to keep warm and more energy efficient. This could include simple measures such as draught-proofing through to replacing boilers and improving heating efficiency.
The charity has a centre in Aviation Way, Southend, and supports local people of all ages to live safely and independently in their own homes.
Damond Farguson, Senior Operations Manager at Papworth Trust said: “Thank you to FILT for their generous grant. We believe that through the Warm at Home programme we will be able to make a real difference to people who might otherwise have nowhere to turn.
“Vulnerable people are often more at risk of living in cold and unsuitable homes, which can lead to poor health, risk of injury and social isolation. This funding will make sure that help reaches the people who need it the most.”
The Warm at Home programme aims to benefit vulnerable homeowners, defined as:
· People aged over 60
· People who receive income-related benefits
· People who have a disability or long-term illness.
To find out more or to see if you are eligible for the funding, please contact Papworth Trust on 0300 333 6544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org