National Energy Action (NEA) appointed YES Energy Solutions to manage their gas connection project which aimed to improve health and wellbeing of residents in County Durham and Sunderland through heating improvements.
Scheme in Detail
The project aimed to improve health and wellbeing by
upgrading heating facilities for residents to live in more comfortable homes.
National Energy Action (NEA) added YES Energy Solutions to their
framework to manage their gas connection project which installed first-time gas
central heating systems in 103 Durham and Sunderland properties in only several
The Warm Homes Discount scheme provided funding for
residents, and gas connections were supported by the Fuel Poor Network
Extension Scheme (FPNES) which aims to connect householders in fuel poverty to
the gas network in order for them to access a cheaper fuel source.
Launched in December 2018, 10 areas of County Durham and
Sunderland were targeted, with NEA conducting research to identify householders
who suffer from cold related illnesses and would benefit the most from funding.
A cold home can dramatically aggravate many illnesses, which
include cardiovascular conditions, respiratory conditions, mental health
conditions, and mobility issues.
The project aimed to help residents living with these
conditions as well as other illnesses affected by cold, to improve comfort and
quality of life.
The results of the project are being closely analysed to explore
the health benefits of living in a warmer home.
NEA is a national charity working to end fuel poverty and
undertake multiple activities to help residents live in warmer, more comfortable
homes they can afford to heat.
YES Energy Solutions project managed the scheme to connect
103 residents to a cheaper and more affordable fuel source.
Work had to be carried out diligently and in close
partnership with the NEA, as the funding was only ring-fenced for a short
period of time.
We took residents through their first-time gas central
heating installs from first appointment to completion, using our network of
accredited contractors to complete the work.
Customers were validated for the FPNES vouchers by YES to
ensure that the connection to the gas mains was free or discounted.
Find out more
This scheme has now concluded, find out more about YES
Energy Solutions and our current projects by contacting us.