The Warmer Worcestershire project began with a thermal image survey of Worcestershire to highlight heat loss from roof of properties. The aim of the project is to encourage energy efficiency and save residents money on their bills.
The Warmer Worcestershire network are continuing to promote the importance of keeping warm and well during the winter months. In a typical British home, one third of the heat produced by central heating systems is lost through the roof, walls and windows. For a poorly insulated property, this means that £1 out of every £3 spent is wasted.
Energy Company Obligation- Statement of Intent
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. The Help to Heat element of the Government's ECO programme, also described as the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO), focuses on low income and vulnerable householders. These are householders who receive specific benefits and, for tax credits and universal credits, are below a certain income threshold. This eligibility criteria is set by Government.
As part of Help to Heat, ECO legislation is permitting Local Areas to define additional criteria in their area to help those fuel poor households that fall outside the Help to Heat eligibility but are still in need of support. This is called the flexible element or flexible eligibility. This requires a Statement of Intent to be produced.
This statement of intent and subsequent declarations do not guarantee funding and/or the installation of measures for any household. All measures will be subject to technical survey by the procured delivery partner. Schemes may close suddenly and funding withdrawn if delivery partner targets have been achieved. The delivery of the flexible eligibility going forward is subject to government policy.