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Nest is ready for winter

The Welsh Government Warm Homes Nest scheme is ready for winter and helping those most in need.

The scheme aims to help people living in fuel poverty – where they live on a low income, in an energy inefficient property and face high energy bills.

We enable families to heat their homes more efficiently with comprehensive advice or by providing a new boiler, central heating system or insulation. This results in lower energy bills and a more energy efficient home that is cheaper to run. It also ensures that their health is not made worse by living in a cold or damp home with multiple benefits for the health sector.

Ross Kirwan, head of Nest, said:

“Over the winter months, we know that families living on a low income need to save money but living in a cold home can impact on their health and wellbeing.

“Nest can help to increase a property’s energy efficiency, reduce unnecessary energy use and help to reduce energy bills. Over the past six years, over 98,000 households in Wales have benefited from Nest and over 29,000 have received free home energy efficiency improvements.”

If you come across households in need of advice or free home energy efficiency improvements, don’t forget you can refer them to Nest for help. Our advice team is ready to take calls on 0808 808 2244 or visit www.nestwales.org.uk.

 

Christmas and New Year

 

The Nest advice team will be open between Christmas and New Year and closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

The team can be contacted on 0808 808 2244 or via the call back request form on the website.

 

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Working in partnership

 

Our partnership development managers are at the heart of our work to help households in most need of support from Nest. The team works with partners to reach the most vulnerable and socially excluded people across all areas of Wales.

Over the past year, the team has met over 8,000 people at public events and drop-in sessions. They have also met nearly 2,000 staff members at conferences and meetings with partner organisations including local authorities, charities and community associations.

If you would like to meet one of our partnership development managers to discuss working in partnership or to arrange a Nest briefing or fuel poverty training for your team, please get in touch. Our contact details are below.

 

North Wales

Rick Ward

e: rick.ward@est.org.uk

m: 07903 443 655

 

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