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Energyworks

Warmer homes across Bury, Bolton, Oldham and Rochdale.

Through Energyworks, Groundwork is helping residents make their homes warmer and healthier. We’re working with social landlords, local authorities, health partners and residents groups to tackle fuel poverty within local communities.

UK homes are amongst the least energy efficient in Europe and we have one of the highest rates of fuel poverty. Having a warm home is one of the most important aspects of having a happy, healthy life. A cold home can lead to ill health and depression for people of all ages. With energy bills set to increase into the future becoming energy efficient is more important than ever.

We are able to offer a bespoke package of support tailored to the needs of specific communities. Fully trained Energyworks advisers provide door to door practical support to residents – often those most at risk of fuel poverty.

Our services can include Green Deal Assessments, energy saving measures (e.g. draft proofing), behaviour change suggestions, fuel debt management, health and safety advice, and signposting to other services.

We also look at what funding from the government or local authorities is available to households. Following this, we can liaise with a contractor to complete the work and leave residents with a warmer, healthier home and reduced energy bills.



To find out more contact Phil Treaton: 
Call 0161 624 1444 or email phil.treaton@groundwork.org.uk.


Current projects:

Energyworks in Rochdale
We have a small team of assessors and canvassers who are working alongside Rochdale Council to deliver their energy efficient home improvement scheme. The aim is to make homes warmer and cheaper to heat whilst improving the outward appearance of properties and street scene. Our canvassers target areas of Rochdale picked because they have a high proportion of solid wall (without a cavity) properties.

Warmer homes in Bury
This winter, working with Six Town Housing, we are visiting 200 homes to give advice about fuel debt, high bills and how they can save money. Using our Fuel Debt community advisor we have been able to save over £500 for some homes in removing pre payment meters and applying for charitable grants. This project aims to make make referrals to other agencies where necessary, providing the most benefit for the residents.

 



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