Groundwork's Green Doctors are helping thousands of households save money, stay warm and improve energy and water efficiency in the home.
View, share or download our Green Doctors leaflet to discover the difference Green Doctors make to people's lives in London and how this service is designed to meet the sometimes complex needs of residents in London today.
We have teams of Green Doctors operating in boroughs across London providing a vital service to households at risk of Fuel Poverty in the capital. Government statistics published in 2013 show fuel poverty now affects 10% of all London's households and with energy prices set to continue to rise our Green Doctor services have never been so important.
Our Green Doctors offer residents a range of simple energy efficiency measures including low energy light bulbs, draught proofing, and water saving devices. They also signpost residents if eligible to government and energy company grants that can help them to install more significant energy saving measures, such as loft or solid/cavity wall insulation and boiler replacements. They offer residents debt assistance and also offer energy tariff or company switching advice. Another important part of the service is advising residents about simple behavioural changes that can help them take control of their energy use - changes like heating rooms individually, using energy saving light bulbs and washing at 30 degrees.
Our Green Doctor model is successfully delivered in partnership with many London Boroughs and Housing Associations. We create bespoke programmes to tackle fuel poverty and the associated poor health in vulnerable residents, often as part of their Warm Homes, Healthy People programmes.
Clare is one of millions in the UK who are struggling to keep their homes warm this winter. Groundwork's Green Doctors have helped Clare take control and manage her energy bills, this is her story.