Warm and Well Partnership Recognised

Left to Right – Bev Wilson (Inclusion Cornwall) Anthony Ball (Public Health Cornwall Council) and Gemma Finnegan (CRCC)

Left to Right – Jonathan Cosson (Warm Wales) Gemma Finnegan (CRCC) Anthony Ball (Public Health Cornwall Council) and Chris Chapman (SSE)

 

The award recognises the work that Winter Wellbeing, made up of over 30 partners, has done to reduce fuel poverty and make homes warmer for residents in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

In the past year the partnership has led on improvements to 338 homes with a further 1,080 to be completed by January 2019. The works have been carried out under a number of initiatives such as the Central Heating Fund, and Warm and Well Cornwall.

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are in the top 3 local government areas for homes without central heating. In 2015 there were over 34,000 homes in fuel poverty (14.2%), and the Council has an ambition to reduce this to 5% by 2030, which means removing 22,000 homes out of fuel poverty.

Anyone seeking help with their heating can call the Winter Wellbeing partnership for free on 0800 954 1956 or Call Bev at Warm and Well Cornwall on 01872 326552.