Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

Today is fuel poverty awareness day and this winter with people spending more time at home, being able to afford to keep homes adequately heated could become an even bigger issue, at the very time when being able to keep warm and well is more important than ever.

Being cold can make you more vulnerable to illness. You should try and keep your home heated to at least 18 degrees and make sure it is well insulated so you are not losing heat. This is especially important if you have a health condition or are less mobile.

If you think you will find it difficult to keep warm and pay your energy bills there may be practical and financial help available for you— call Valerie for a chat on 04783333115.

In Leeds, Care & Repair and The Green Doctor run the Home Plus Service to help residents stay warm in their homes and aims to tackle cold-related illnesses by providing independent energy advice and home assessments. You can see more here https://care-repair-leeds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Home-Plus-2020.pdf

And today, National Energy Action are launching their Warm And Safe Homes advice service.  You can speak to them on 0800 304 7159 or find out more here https://www.nea.org.uk/advice/wash-advice/