Energy Research – Domestic Homes

Energy Research – Domestic Homes

They are seeking proposals to conduct the evaluation of the innovative Oldham Warm Homes Service.

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
Oldham Warm Homes Service Evaluation
Domestic Homes Energy Research in Oldham
The Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group, the Oldham Housing Investment Partnership and Oldham Council make up The Oldham Partners. They are seeking proposals to conduct the evaluation of the innovative Oldham Warm Homes Service; a scheme to support individuals in at least 1,000 households out of fuel poverty. Eligibility for those individuals who are living in fuel poverty has been defined as living in a household with income less than £40,000 and spending 10% of more of net income on fuel. It is estimated that there are approximately 17,600 households in fuel poverty in Oldham (DECC, 2010) and this has significant negative effects on these residents’ health and wellbeing.
Keepmoat have been commissioned as the delivery agent of the service. Data sharing agreements have been set up between the Oldham partners to support the project. A database has been created to gather information regarding those at risk of fuel poverty. The data base will hold information about individuals including income related factors and information about the property they live in. A scoring system will be built into the database to establish which households are most likely to be in fuel poverty.
The project starts in April 2013 and any home improvements will be conducted by March 2014. Evaluation of the data collected to assess impact of the service and other aspects of the evaluation will take place from winter 2013 to March 2015.
Please note that the work required applies only to the evaluation of the impact of the Oldham Warm Homes Service not the operation of the service.

This commission therefore provides a unique opportunity to be involved in the evaluation of an innovative ‘community budget pilot’. This is the first of its kind nationally which involves local partners coming together to fund a preventative service. The partners will then share any savings (through reduced health and social care demand) following implementation back within the partnership. Results of the project will be reported back to central Government who are looking at this as a flagship scheme. The project also allows the opportunity to align the forthcoming ‘ECO’ grant funding which is available from utility companies with extra support for those most in need 

Contact:
Ms Fran Stanning
Email Address:
fran.stanning@oldham.gov.uk
Telephone:
0161 770 8145
Address:
Level 9
Civic Centre
Oldham
Lancashire
OL1 1UT
United Kingdom
Key Dates
01/04/2013
31/03/2015
13/03/2013 14:00
25/03/2013 17:00
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