Heat-savers supports vulnerable households in respect of heating and energy efficiency issues
The Heat Savers scheme includes a range of solutions, which include, supplying temporary radiators and Emergency Heating Grants to support the health of vulnerable people due to poor housing conditions and a lack of heating.
During 2019/20 the Heatsaver programme supported a total of 6 households with long-term and emergency heating support. Whilst this figure is lower than previous years more households are now supported via the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. This is an obligation on energy suppliers to help households to cut their energy bills and reduce carbon emissions by installing energy saving measures. This has enabled more households to be supported by energy suppliers rather than using heatsaver programme funding.