Take Control: Addressing fuel poverty and fuel debt in communities
NEA is currently working in partnership with SSE on a new ‘Take Control’ project which which aims to reduce the wider impacts of fuel poverty and fuel debt for households across England through advice provision and fuel debt training.
A limited number of FREE energy awareness sessions and energy bill management advice surgeries/1:1 energy advice are available for individuals likely to be at risk of, or experiencing, fuel poverty (including those on low-incomes, benefits, older people, those living with a disability or long-term illness, low-income households with children under 5 years or disabled children, low- income mums to be etc.). These session and surgeries are for voluntary and statutory sector organisations.
Awareness sessions and energy advice support aim to help individuals:
- To be more energy efficient
- To better manage their energy use and energy bills
- To access appropriate energy tariff and payment options as well as insulation and heating schemes
- To access income maximisation, money and debt advice support
- To sign-up for Warm Home Discount, Priority Services Register and other services.
Energy advice surgeries and 1:1 support aim to help individuals to access entitlements and deal with bill management and other relevant issues.
NEA is issuing a FREE bespoke ‘Take Control’ booklet to all advice recipients to aid service signposting and referral to relevant services.
The Take Control project is national but has a key focus in the East Midlands, North East and Yorkshire & the Humber, North West, and West Midlands areas. For enquiries about FREE energy advice surgeries /energy awareness sessions in these areas contact:
|North East and Yorkshire & the Humber||Ailsa Park||0191 269 2929|
|North West||Kathy New||07540 758291|
|East Midlands||Helen Carter||07715 527102|
|Elizabeth Lamming||07803 507952|
|West Midlands||Andy Littlewood||02476 559191|