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Why Wait Till Winter?
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The Health Through Warmth (HTW) scheme was set up by npower in 2000 in partnership with the NHS and National Energy Action (NEA).  It was launched in the Vale in 2003 and by late 2011 the number of vulnerable residents referred to the scheme for help with heating and insulation measures reached 2,700 with a total of 3.2 million funding received, including some from charitable organisations and RWE npower Health Through Warmth Crisis Fund.  For several years the Vale of Glamorgan Council had its own co-ordinator, then from the 31st December, 2011 the scheme was managed by npower at their offices in Worcester and they agreed to provide funding until 31st December, 2014. 

Every year, some 50,000 more deaths occur in the UK in winter than in summer with the majority of these deaths resulting from cold-related illnesses, which could often be avoided if homes of the vulnerable were easier and more affordable to heat.  Matters are made worse because poorly-heated homes are often also damp, resulting in ill health brought about by allergic reactions due to the presence of spores from black mould growth and dust mites. 

The Health Through Warmth scheme helps with the installation of energy efficient systems for anyone living in their own or privately-rented property who has a long-term illness or health condition.  Please note that the permission of the landlord has to be obtained before any work can be carried out.

A crisis fund is managed by Care and Repair Cymru for those over 60 and they can be contacted on 02920 674830.  Crisis fund applications for those under 60 are made directly to HTW in Worcester.  For more information and to download a referral form, visit Health Through Warmth website


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