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Warm and Well in North Yorkshire highlight this may be the most important Fuel Poverty Awareness Day ever.

Warm and Well In North Yorkshire Project Coordinator Julia Priestnall talks about the importance of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day this year

  • Posted On: 27 November 2020

At warm and Well in North Yorkshire we have seen a huge rise in people suffering from fuel poverty this year. The coronavirus has made this our busiest year yet by far and we saw a 196% rise in referrals in the summer months on the year before. This suggests people were struggling before the temperatures dropped across North Yorkshire


Press Release: Warm and Well In North Yorkshire to continue to operate during Lockdown after after 196% increase in referrals across North Yorkshire compared to last year

Warm and Well in North Yorkshire expects a huge rise in referrals this winter as the financial effects of the coronavirus take hold across the region.

  • Posted On: 3 November 2020

 In what is usually, the organisation's quiet months, between July and the end of September, referrals jumped up 196% on last year with many people struggling to pay their energy bills and heat their homes.


We’re ‘Here to HELP’ older and vulnerable people in Harrogate & Ripon during the COVID-19 crisis

The Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) provides a range of services to help older or vulnerable people across the Harrogate district to remain living independently in their own homes. With the assistance of over 100 dedicated volunteers

  • Posted On: 15 October 2020

This month, we at Warm and Well In North Yorkshire, continue to highlight the important work our fantastic partners are doing during COVID19.

The Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) provides a range of services to help older or vulnerable people across the Harrogate district to remain living independently in their own homes. With the assistance of over 100 dedicated volunteers we offer:

- Volunteer befriending in the home.
- Information and Signposting
- Voluntary car driving services to help people struggling with transport to attend medical appointments, make social visits, attend day centres and make essential trips such as shopping or banking.
- ‘Help at Home’ gardening, decorating and odd job service for people unable to do this themselves

For more information please check our website http://www.helpharrogate.org.uk/


Free central heating scheme making a difference in North Yorkshire

Certain residents are benefitting from reduced fuel bills and warmer homes thanks to free central heating provided by the North Yorkshire Warm Homes Fund

  • Posted On: 6 October 2020

Free central heating scheme making a difference in North Yorkshire

Certain residents are benefitting from reduced fuel bills and warmer homes thanks to free central heating provided by the North Yorkshire Warm Homes Fund.

71 A-rated systems have been installed, saving over £968,000 million on residents’ future fuel bills.

Funding is available for a limited time to help homeowners and private renting tenants using inefficient storage heaters, room heaters or fires.

North Yorkshire County Council are working with Hambleton, Richmondshire, Ryedale and Scarborough Borough councils to deliver the scheme


New price cap levels for customers on prepayment meter and default energy tariffs (including standard variable tariffs) apply from yesterday

Twice a year, in October (the winter cap period) and April (the summer cap period), Ofgem adjusts the cap levels to reflect the estimated costs to supply energy over the next six months

  • Posted On: 2 October 2020

New price cap levels for customers on prepayment meter and default energy tariffs (including standard variable tariffs) apply from today. Due to a sharp decrease in wholesale gas prices since the cap was last updated in February, capped tariff prices will fall this winter*.


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