Who We Are and What We Do

Established in 2008 Affordable Warmth Solutions is a Community Interest Company that assists qualifying homes in the most deprived areas in England by offering:

1. New Gas Connections

to consumers not currently connected to the Cadent gas distribution network.

2. Financial Support for Heating

Free or discounted gas central heating systems to qualifying households through The Warm Homes Fund and local authorities/housing associations.

3. Save Money

Income maximisation, energy efficiency and tariff advice.

Background

In 2009 as part of Ofgem’s publicly stated objective of connecting 10,000 fuel poor households to the gas network by 2013, National Grid agreed a target with Ofgem of providing new gas connections to 5,000 qualifying homes. Having met our target three years ahead of schedule National Grid (now Cadent) has supported us in continuing to assist additional vulnerable households through further investment.

Facts & Figures

231,500

231,500

metres of gas mains constructed

97%

97%

of customers confirmed their properties were warmer following our installation

ISO

ISO

14001 & 9001 acheived ISO accreditations

£147.5 m

£147.5 m

from January 2010 secured for new community gas heating systems

16,700

16,700

Completed community scheme connections

25,450

25,450

one-off connections made