Wolverhampton Homes is once again pledging its support to National Energy Action's "Warm Homes Campaign" with a series of energy advice drop-in sessions over the months of January and February.
The Warm Homes Campaign, which began in November and concludes with Fuel Poverty Awareness Day on 23rd February 2018, launched with a report highlighting that over a million families won’t be able to meet the basic costs of living this winter, facing an income shortfall of up to £9,331 per year to cover basic essentials, including energy. Many vulnerable people will be hit hard, particularly older people and those with ill-health, but also people on low incomes and people that are living in housing that is difficult and expensive to heat.
The drop-in sessions, which are being supported by Pat McFadden MP, take place at the One Stop Shops below at the following times:
Pat McFadden MP said:
“I think it’s great that Wolverhampton Homes has organised this event. At this time of year energy is a big and sometimes worrying cost. It is very important that people get the cheapest possible deal available so they don’t end up paying more than they should. I organise my own Utilities Advice Day every year in the constituency to help people reduce their fuel bills and I am in favour of any event that helps people keep their energy bills down.”
Shaun Aldis, Chief Executive of Wolverhampton Homes said:
“We know that times are tough out there for many people. But in this day and age there’s no excuse for anyone to be living in fuel poverty and we’re here to make sure they don’t. We encourage local residents to pop by and see us at our drop-in sessions, where our Energy and Climate Change team will be more than happy to talk them through how they can make the most of their homes this winter and save money at the same time.”
Maria Wardrobe, Director of Communications and External Relations at National Energy Action said:
We are increasingly concerned by the impacts that poor earnings growth, cuts to working-age benefits, the roll-out of Universal Credit and above-inflation rises in the cost of essential goods and services, including energy, are having on the poorest in our society. I am pleased that Wolverhampton Homes is supporting the campaign and helping to ensure that people in Wolverhampton can live warm, healthy and happy lives.
- Last Updated: Thursday, 04 January 2018 14:50
- Published: Thursday, 21 December 2017 15:22