Photo shows all the Heat Heroes award winners with their awards

Alvina Ali, Energy and Climate Change Officer for Wolverhampton Homes won an award at the House of Commons this week in the Heat Heroes Awards.

The Heat Heroes Awards, which are held in partnership between ScottishPower and the charity National Energy Action, recognise and celebrate those individuals that have gone above and beyond to eradicate fuel poverty and to help people live better lives in a warmer home. The awards are open to not-for-profit organisations including local authorities, health and social care agencies, voluntary and statutory agencies and community groups.

Maria Wardrobe, Director of Communications and External Relations at National Energy Action said:

Each year I am bowled over by the passion and tenacity that our Heat Heroes demonstrate, always going above and beyond what is expected of them in their job or as unpaid volunteers. It was a delight to meet them and be able to say well done and thank you on behalf of those they help.

This is what the judges had to say about Alvina:

Over the years Alvina has carried out an incredible amount of work to help people in need. She went the extra mile in helping people to reduce their fuel debt, analyse energy bills, helped tenants switch suppliers, identified financial help in the form of Warm Home Discount, installed water saving gadgets, liaised with companies on their behalf and is cheerfully hands on too, crawling into cupboards to read meters, changing light bulbs, going into lofts for the vulnerable and elderly.

Alvina is supporting the NEA's Warm Homes Campaign with a series of energy advice drop-ins. Join her on Friday 23rd February at Market Street One Stop Shop for Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

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