Fuel Poverty Awareness Day – a helping hand for Cambridge residents

Around four million UK households are in gasoline poverty and are unable to afford to dwell in a heat, dry dwelling. This difficulty additionally impacts Cambridge residents, with the newest Government figures stating that over 5,000 residents listed below are in gasoline poverty.

However there may be assist obtainable in Cambridge to assist native residents. Winter Warmth is a free vitality recommendation service being supplied to residents by way of a partnership between the council and the environmental charity PECT.

Residents can guide to obtain a free dwelling vitality recommendation go to from an neutral and pleasant advisor – and to realize a free goodie bag. Winter Warmth offers households with the data and assets wanted to remain heat and wholesome, whereas reducing prices and carbon.

A drop-in session can be being held on the Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road, on Wednesday 28 February between 10am and 12 midday. No appointment is critical so residents who may benefit from some recommendation can merely name in to speak to the group.

Winter Warmth goals to supply assist and recommendation on behavioural adjustments, selecting the most effective vitality tariff and provider, managing water payments, and helping folks to entry info on the nationwide £140 Warm Home Discount and different funding alternatives.

Cllr Richard Johnson, Executive Councillor for Communities stated: “Fuel Poverty might be a main difficulty with many individuals unable to afford to warmth their houses successfully.

“As a part of the council’s Anti-poverty Strategy we’re in a position to fund initiatives like Winter Warmth that may help residents to maximise their earnings and have the chance of a hotter dwelling surroundings.

“This service is vital, because NHS advice suggests that when the weather drops below 8C, some people are at increased risk of physical or mental health conditions such as heart attack, stroke, pneumonia and depression.”

To guide a FREE vitality recommendation dwelling residents can name 01733 568408, e mail winterwarmth@pect.org.uk or for extra info, go to www.pect.org.uk/winterwarmth.



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