What is Homes4Health?
Homes4Health is a new regional initiative which provides vulnerable individuals with free home energy visits and other services in order to increase health and well-being.
Over the next three years, we’ll be working in partnership with four local authorities, and one local housing association, to deliver thousands of home visits to some of London’s most vulnerable residents. During each visit, residents will be offered a range of financial, energy and well-being interventions, as well as referrals where required to other local services.
Where will Homes4Health visits be delivered?
This programme will be delivered to residents across four London boroughs and a Housing Association:
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, London Borough of Hounslow, London Borough of Camden and Octavia Housing.
Groundwork London’s Green Doctor team will be working closely with all partners to support residents with home visit services and health and well-being advice. The main objectives of the programme will be to help residents by increasing comfort, reducing energy bills, and improving health outcomes.
Homes4Health aims to build on the learnings and successes from Groundwork London’s award-winning WARMTH programme, which was proven to decrease pressures on the NHS health services.
What will we achieve?
By the end of 2021 we aim to:
- Visit 7,830 vulnerable households.
- Reduce individual household’s energy bills and improve energy efficiency within the home, through an average saving of around £547 after home visits.
- To improve the health of residents through home visit interventions and onward referrals; reducing GP visits by 36% and A&E visits by 12%, thus resulting in a £217,987 saving to the NHS.
- To achieve a minimum of 90% satisfaction rate of residents following home visits.
Please find below enquiry forms for those who would like to either apply or refer someone to the Homes4Health programme.
For more information on Green Doctor visits and the Homes4Health scheme, please contact GreenDoctorsLDN@groundwork.org.uk or call 0300 365 5003