Energy Award for North Wales Project Manager
North Wales based Joanna Seymour has been crowned Energy Efficiency Champion of the Year at a prestigious award ceremony, recognising her work on the Healthy Homes Healthy People project in North Wales.
By: Warm Wales
The award was presented at the Welsh Energy Efficiency awards in Cardiff on the 13th February. The aim of the awards is to provide public recognition for the work the energy efficiency sector is doing in implementing energy efficiency schemes and reducing fuel poverty, whilst also encouraging best practice within the sector.
Joanna Seymour is employed by Community Interest Company, Warm Wales, to manage the Healthy Home Healthy People (HHHP) project in North Wales. HHHP takes a person-based approach to address need, the aim being to improve health and wellbeing by creating a home which is safe, sound, warm and secure for all. Working with partners including the local authority, Wales & West Utilities and Dwr Cymru; Joanna and her team offer a wide range of help to residents struggling to heart their homes and pay their energy bills.
Residents accessing help through the Healthy Homes Healthy People project have so far saved over £150,000 on home improvements and reduced bills. These savings have come from measures such as new central heating systems through the Warm Homes Fund, switching energy tariffs, referrals for home improvements and help claiming benefits.
Director of Warm Wales, Jonathan Cosson was delighted with the award. "I have been really impressed with the work Joanna and her team have produced in such a short space of time, they demonstrate a passion for the work, and a real commitment to improve the lives of the residents they meet. Working with great partners such as Wales & West utilities has given the team the support they need to deliver substantial benefits to the residents we are supporting."
Award winner Joanna Seymour is a qualified Environmental Health Practitioner with an MSC from Birmingham University who has spent many years working to improve the lives of residents. In 2013 and 2018 Joanna was awarded a Heat Hero by fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) and in 2013 year presented at the California Environmental Health Association Annual symposium as a candidate from the North West region.
Find out more from at http://www.warmwales.org.uk .