Keep Herefordshire Warm (KHW) is supporting a national day to raise awareness of the plight of those struggling to heat their homes affordably.
Fuel Poverty Awareness Day takes place on 27 February and is run by charity National Energy Action. Around 2.2 million households in England are estimated to be living in fuel poverty, unable to heat their homes to the level needed to stay warm and comfortable.
Councillor Harry Bramer, cabinet member contracts and assets said ‘’Fuel poverty is a serious problem, affecting around 12,504 households in our area alone, but there are a range of actions that people can take to make their energy bills more affordable. This includes making your home more energy efficient and checking to see if you are eligible for any discounts on your electricity bills or financial assistance with heating or insulation improvements. I would urge anyone worried about meeting their energy costs to contact KHW on 0800 677 1432.’’
To enable residents to save on their energy bills and avoid finding themselves in or at risk of fuel poverty KHW are keen to encourage people to take up the free* loft and cavity wall insulation offer that is still available. We are also supporting the Government’s ‘Power to Switch’ campaign to encourage people to take control of their energy bills. The Government believe that by shopping around and taking advantage of the best energy deals on the market, millions of people can save around £200 - and some can save even more. KHW can support residents to switch and save.
*Subject to survey. All surveys will be free and householders will be under no obligation should they change their mind