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People with aphasia support Warm Front

16 January 2008

Connect recently helped to organise a focus group to discuss ways of improving the government's Warm Front scheme to make it more accessible for people with communication disabilities.

People with aphasia in focus group

Left to right - Roy Matthewson, Nicky Swetnam (NEA), Colin Barker, Claire Moore (Eaga) , Sue Guy, Jane Stokes and Alan Hewitt

This grant scheme provides central heating and insulation measures to eligible householders, including those with Disability Living Allowance. The focus group was one of several organised in partnership with National Energy Action, with financial support from Government. National Energy Action is working with disabled people and disability organisations to identify and overcome barriers to accessing the Warm Front scheme.

Following a series of focus groups and other work throughout 2007/08, recommendations will be submitted to Government and the Warm Front scheme manager on how the scheme could be made more accessible for disabled householders. For more information contact Alan Hewitt [email protected] 020 7367 0845.

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