AgilityEco’s fully funded outreach partnerships supporting vulnerable and fuel poor households.
Our programmes deliver life-changing outcomes for the most vulnerable in society. Find out more about how the programmes and services below can work together to provide practical help and support.
LEAP is a free-of-charge holistic support service offered to fuel poor and vulnerable households in partnership with Local Authorities and Social Housing providers. It is fully funded by energy suppliers under Warm Home Discount Industry Initiatives. AgilityEco works in conjunction with over 70 councils targeting 14,000 households (13,000 completed 2016-18) with £2.6m funding (Jul 2018-Mar 2019). It’s currently available to a population of 13 million across all LEAP council areas.
ECHO is an emergency scheme offering a free-of-charge service to vulnerable households whose gas boiler has broken down. It is aimed at households that are vulnerable and need immediate assistance to stay warm and well and is completely funded by energy suppliers under Warm Home Discount Industry Initiatives. Five suppliers have committed £2.7 million of funding for ECHO (2018/19) which is approximately 1,000 boiler repair / replacements (380 repairs / replacements made during winter 2017 - 2018).
Warmer Homes is a Warm Home Fund project that provides free gas connections and first time central heating for the vulnerable. Warmer Homes is funded by Affordable Warmth Solutions and utilises ECO funding where appropriate. Led by Portsmouth CC for a consortium of 10 councils, £4.9 million funding is available to support 1,500 First Time Central Heating installations. Warmer Homes aims to reduce bills, increase comfort in non-gas households, and improve health outcomes for residents across all tenures.
Connected for Warmth is a new council-backed scheme offering gas central heating systems to households that need a helping hand. It can also provide a free connection to the gas main if required, ensuring that those in need can benefit from affordable heat and hot water. Its aims are to reduce bills, increase comfort in non-gas households, and improve health outcomes for residents. It is run by AgilityEco in partnership with installers, local authorities and housing associations across the Cadent area.
HEART supports fuel poor and vulnerable households through the replacement of old, inefficient fridges, fridge/freezers, washing machines and cookers with modern, efficient alternatives. The programme is delivered in partnership with a range of trusted referral partners such as charities, Local Authorities and energy company funders. HEART targets owner occupiers, private renters and tenants in social housing who are responsible for their energy bills. These households will be either in fuel poverty, in danger of falling into fuel poverty, or otherwise vulnerable.