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We’re supporting Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, Friday 27 November 2020, because everyone has the right to live in a warm, dry home. Now we are approaching the winter months, it’s especially important that customers know how to get the support available to stay warm at home.

Every winter millions of people across the UK struggle to stay warm and healthy at home. Rising energy costs, low incomes and energy inefficient homes leave them unable to afford even basic household essentials like energy, food and heating.

This year the situation around Covid-19 may mean that household finances are squeezed further, and it compels people to spend more time in their homes. This is why especially this year and every year, we join forces with national charity National Energy Action and others up and down the country to highlight issues and encourage people to seek the help that is available to keep warm at home. To follow the campaign and for lots of advice and tips, follow Wolverhampton Homes Energy Wise on Twitter or like them on Facebook.

Our Energy and Climate Change Team can offer a range of support to help customers save energy and money. Click here to learn more and to contact us.

Alvina Ali, Energy and Climate Change Officer at Wolverhampton Homes said:

“Over the past year we have been busy supporting customers. We have held Energy Advice Surgeries for residents to drop-in for support; helped almost 100 customers with one-to-one advice during a personalised Home Energy Visit; supported over 40 customers with their Warm Homes Discount referrals and more. Where needed, we have also supported over 300 boiler replacements, advised customers with loft insulation, re-roofing and central heating. Unsure how to switch your energy supplier to save some money? We can help with that too! Please, if you’re struggling to stay warm at home this winter, get in touch and we will work with you to put the relevant support in place.”

Adam Scorer, Chief Executive of NEA, commented:

“Millions of people dread the cold weather, and have no idea of the support that may be available to them. While we are urging the Government to do more we also want to highlight the huge range of help that is available, from energy suppliers, local authorities, community groups and others. By working together we can get help to those who need it, and ensure more people can live in a warm and safe home this winter.”

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day is the national initiative to encourage action for warm homes. It is coordinated by fuel poverty charity NEA and supported by others across the UK.  https://www.nea.org.uk/nea-campaigns/fpad/?parent=what-we-do

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