The EEIBA is the only charity that exists to help those in hardship and distress who work or have worked in the Electrical and Electronics Industry.
The EEIBA offers help and assistance to all age groups, from the youngest child to the oldest pensioner, anywhere in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.
Our support is also extended to dependants.
Providing grants or loans for:
Adaptations and changes to a home
The Health Through Warmth scheme is an npower community initiative that was set up in 2000, working together with the NHS and National Energy Action (NEA), the national fuel poverty charity. Health Through Warmth aims to help people with cold related illnesses to have heating and insulation installed which they can't afford without financial assistance from the scheme and other sources. From January 2012, the geographical scope of the Health Through Warmth scheme increased and its services are now available to vulnerable residents throughout England and Wales. Health Through Warmth manager, Elaine Midwinter, wants EEIBA and other chairities to know that they can refer people in need and by taking a part in this process they will have a vital role to play in how successfulwe are in reaching those whose health is most at risk from cold living conditions...
In the UK, approximately seven million people don't have sufficient heating in their homes*, which can adversely affect the health of vulnerable individuals. People with chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular or respiratory diseases are most likely to be adversely affected by cold living environments.
Charitable organisation are in ideal position to identify people likely to need help from the scheme and referrals from the third sector are most welcome. This year, for the first time, the scheme is available across England and Wales, meaning that many more people will be able to benefit from help with heating and insulationto resolve cold living conditions that aggrevate their health. There are no age restrictions when making referrals to the scheme and people don't have to be or become npower customers.
npower Health Through Warmth relies on health and other community professionals to refer vulnerable people for help with heating and insulation measures. When carrying out work, contractors are always selected by Health Through Warmth from approved lists so clients don't have to worry about getting quotes.
A person's level of warmth, comfort and quality of life can be greatly improved not only by having heating installed or repaired but also by adding insulation if it is needed, and EEIBA and other charities can play part in helping achieve this by referring people in need.
Eligibility criteria for Health Through Warmth
Measures Health Through Warmth can assist with:
If you would like help and support via the scheme please contact our Welfare Caseworkers on freephone number 0800 652 1618.