Working in partnership with E.ON and Newcastle University, Invisible Creations® has been awarded funding to expand its offer of free or partially funded home solutions across the Midlands to help people live independently for longer in their own home.
The ‘Homes for Living’ programme is match-funded by the Government’s UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Healthy Ageing programme and is aimed at developing ways of helping everyone to remain active, independent and socially connected across generations for as long as possible, to narrow the gap between the experiences of the richest and poorest.
Having already demonstrated the ability to deliver the solutions to a small number of homes across the Midlands, ‘Homes for Living’ is one of six projects to successfully make it through from the pilot stage and receive £6 million funding from UKRI to continue offering home upgrades across the Midlands for a further three years.
Invisible Creations® is working in collaboration with E.ON and Newcastle University to offer the home solutions to residents across the Midlands, alongside existing activity offering free and partially funded energy efficiency measures as part of the E.ON’s Warm Home Fund scheme.
The home products on offer include Invisible Creations® innovative, stylish, and dual-purpose home adaptations. They are designed to fit seamlessly into people’s homes, encouraging mobility, freedom and supporting their independence at home for as long as possible.
Laura Wood, Marketing Director at Invisible Creations®, said: “Invisible Creations® was founded to Design for Dignity™, to create beautifully designed accessible products to help people live well in their homes for longer.
“That’s why we’re delighted to partner with E.ON and Newcastle University on the Homes for Living programme to support people to live healthier and happier lives.
“Together, we’re providing a range of home solutions to help people age well in their homes; to prolong independence, promote mobility, dignity, safety and style. We’re proud to be working in partnership with likeminded organisations to create safe and comfortable environments to improve the lives of many people.”
Chris Lovatt, Chief Operating Officer for Energy Infrastructure Services at E.ON, said: “Improving the energy efficiency of homes across the UK is a key priority for us to ensure people stay warm and healthy at home and to support UK’s net zero ambition.
“By offering the additional range of homes solutions, we’re able to build on our existing energy efficiency schemes we have within the Midlands, supporting local residents beyond just their energy needs and offering a whole home solution at the same time, for those who need it. This further demonstrates our commitment to ensuring people can live a warm, healthy and happy life independently at home for as long as possible.”
E.ON will also continue to work with Leicestershire, Leicester City, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City, and Shropshire councils, to offer these solutions to residents in these areas.
To be eligible for the free home solutions, residents must meet the eligibility criteria. Residents who are interested in the home solutions, but don’t meet the eligibility criteria could still benefit from the programme through partial funding.
Residents do not have to be an E.ON energy customer to benefit.
To find out more about the free or partially funded solutions please call our Homes for Living team on 0333 202 4806 and quote ‘Homes for Living’. Or you can email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.