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Does your organisation need training?

  • Posted On: 14 June 2019
National Energy Action have released a list of free training cources that will be avaliabel for delivery later this year. They are currently taking expressions of interest. These courses are all half day and include: Introduction to domestic energy efficiency Identify vulnerable situations and fuel poverty Changing energy related behaviour Tackling fuel poverty and fuel debt in the private rented sector Smart meters for communities You can view the course outlines on the...

How vulnerability can make falling behind on energy bills even worse

  • Posted On: 23 May 2019
Citizens Advice have seen an increase in clients with energy debt problems.  Nearly half of those they helped had a long term health condition or disability. In recent years the energy regulator, Ofgem, has reported an increasing number of people falling behind on their bills without an arrangement to repay in place, leaving them at risk of building up unmanageable debts. Energy companies can use prepayment meters (PPMs) to collect debt from consumers who owe them money. Last year...

Big Energy Saving Week 2019

  • Posted On: 15 January 2019
The next Big Energy Saving Week starts on Monday 21 January 2019. It is a national campaign to help people cut their energy bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to. The week focuses on raising public awareness of how to save money on energy costs by switching energy supplier or tariff, accessing discounts or grants, and making homes more energy efficient. “During last year’s Big Energy Saving Week we helped a couple, whose boiler had broken two years...

Excess Winter deaths Highest since 1970s, say Office of National Statistics.

  • Posted On: 7 December 2018
BBC News recently published this article: There were around 50,100 excess winter deaths in England and Wales in 2017-18 - the highest since the winter of 1975-76. The increase is thought to be down to the flu, the ineffectiveness of the flu vaccine in older people and spells of very cold weather last winter. Most excess deaths occurred in women and the over-85s. An extra 6,000 deaths are estimated to have occurred during last winter compared with three years ago. Chilly...

Successful Funding Bid for Warm and Well

  • Posted On: 6 November 2018
We are delighted to announce that Community First Yorkshire have been awarded over £300,000 of British Gas Energy Trust funding to assist people living in cold homes. This is great news as it means we have additional funding to deliver more support to the clients of Warm & Well in North Yorkshire. The aims of Warm & Well in North Yorkshire is reduce the number of cold homes, cold people and cold deaths within North Yorkshire. By working in partnership, the project aims to...

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