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Press release: Well@Home Wales launches to improve the homes of those living with Chronic Illnesses

A new project has been launched which aims to help those living with chronic illnesses whose health is potentially worsened due to poor energy efficiency and fuel poverty. Well@Home Wales is a three-year project and is the result of a partnership between Melin Homes, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Monmouthshire and Torfaen Care & Repair and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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17 Awst, 2018

The project has received funding from National Grid’s Warm Homes Fund to deliver a regional programme within the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area, allowing health professionals and supporting agencies to refer people to receive support.

Caroline Summers, Well@Home Wales project manager said; “This is a fantastic opportunity to improve the lives of people by trying to tackle the health of someone’s home. Sometimes issues such as fuel poverty, energy efficiency, damp and other home related issues can make chronic health conditions worsen. We hope this can begin to help health professionals in areas that they perhaps cannot directly influence themselves.”
Jeremy Nesbitt, Managing Director of Affordable Warmth Solutions a community interest company who administer the Warm Homes Fund on behalf of National Grid, said: “We are excited about this investment from National Grid. Solving the issues associated with Fuel Poverty continues to challenge many of our stakeholders and the feedback we’ve already received provides evidence of how the Warm Homes Fund will make a positive difference to thousands of homes throughout Great Britain.”

Melanie Laidler, Associate Director of Integration and Innovation Aneurin Bevan University Health Board said; “This additional support is a great opportunity for health professionals to further help people living with chronic illnesses. Well@Home Wales can provide assistance in dealing with some of the non-medical issues which can play a huge role in the worsening of a patient’s health. Health Professionals are urged to use this support by referring people into the service.”

To find out more about the project, visit www.wellathome.co.uk or call 01495 745910.

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