Welsh Government has introduced new health-based criteria for the Nest scheme. 

The Nest scheme’s new health criteria aims to support people living with an eligible health condition and on a lower income who are at a higher risk of developing illness as a result of living in a cold home.

Alongside the existing criteria for people receiving a means tested benefit, the new health criteria will also support a resident living with a chronic respiratory, circulatory or mental health condition.

Evidence of a health condition will need to be required to become eligible for the scheme, this includes a prescription, medication package, treatment plan or GP/Hospital appointment or referral letter. If a customer is found to be eligible, the evidence provided will be checked by one of Nest’s assessors during the home visit.

For further criteria and information, visit the eligibility page of the Nest website.

The partner profile section of the Nest Partner Bulletin focuses on Nest partner organisations, sharing case studies, opinion pieces and testimonials, highlighting the great service they provide for Nest.

Care & Repair Cymru is a national charitable body and actively works to ensure that all older people have homes that are safe, secure and appropriate to their needs. Through their agency network, Care & Repair are able to meet the needs and desires of older people across the country. Care & Repair’s Housing and Social Care policy work for older people is intrinsically linked to appropriate, good quality housing.

Name: Debbie Brooks

Role: Casework and Service Manager, Care & Repair Powys.

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