Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 2018

Stockport Council and Stockport Homes are backing a national initiative on 23rd February to highlight the problems faced by those struggling to keep warm in their homes.

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 2018

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day is organised by National Energy Action to raise awareness of the problems facing people who struggle to heat their homes, and the role that energy efficiency can play in making their homes warmer, more comfortable and cheaper to heat.

A fuel poor home means a household is unable to afford to heat their home adequately for health and comfort which can lead to a range of serious cold and damp related illnesses.

The Council has a wealth of advice and support available to make your home more energy efficient or email: energy.efficiency@stockport.gov.uk

The Home Energy Advice Service provided by Stockport Homes can offer support to tenants on how to save energy and reduce fuel bills. If you would like an Energy Officer to contact you regarding energy savings, fuel debt, heating controls or a solar PV system, please contact Stockport Homes.

Councillor Sheila Bailey, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “Unfortunately, in this country, we still have people facing the difficult choice between eating or turning on the heating. Energy efficiency measures can help keep residents warm in their homes and lower their energy bills. For these reasons, the Council wants to encourage anyone who may be struggling to get in touch with us and check what help is available.”

For more information visit www.nea.org.uk.