YES Energy Solutions is currently managing Doncaster Council’s Central Heating Fund and Boilers on Prescription scheme.
Scheme In Detail
Awarded in October 2015, this project focusses on helping vulnerable residents across Doncaster and Sheffield to improve their home heating facilities and slash their energy bills.
Doncaster Council has been busy identifying residents that are living in fuel poverty - many of whom can’t afford to heat their properties, so take drastic measures to keep warm (such as living in a single room huddled round an electric heater wrapped up in blankets).
This scheme will tackle fuel poverty at the source and help residents access affordable and energy efficient heating facilities so that they are no longer paying over the odds on fuel.
The Doncaster Central Heating Scheme consists of two funding sources:
The Central Heating Fund – a pot of money secured by Doncaster Council (in partnership with Sheffield City Council) from the Department of Energy and Climate Change. This fund supports vulnerable residents that do not currently have central heating in their homes and rely on old inefficient systems, such as old fashioned electric storage heaters to keep warm.
Boilers on Prescription Funding – an innovative scheme managed through the NHS’ Clinical Commissioning Group whereby eligible householders get referred for boiler upgrades via health professionals.
YES Energy Solutions is managing all elements of the customer journey. We are processing the referrals from the Council, booking in survey appointments and carrying out the heating installs via our industry accredited contracting network.
What’s more, due to our established links with major utilities, we have been able to secure funding through the Energy Company Obligations (ECO) Scheme to support the installations. By taking a blended funding approach, more residents will benefit and the Doncaster Central Heating Scheme will have a broader reach.