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Green Doctor

Our Green Doctors work with people like you across the country. They will visit you and help you make your home warmer and cheaper to run.

We’ve visited thousands and thousands of people and we know that our service can make a real difference to the warmth of your home – and to the amount you pay for your energy.

FREE ENERGY CHECK-UPS FOR YOUR HOME

Groundwork Green Doctors are experts who give homes a ‘checkup’. They offer energy saving advice, install draught proofing and give you other things to keep you warm. Our special ‘Winter Warmer’ packs even include things like hats, gloves, fleeces, hot water bottles, to help you on those very cold nights!

They can also help you to get the lowest price for your electricity and gas, and if you have a debt with an energy company, we may even be able to help you pay these off…

We will then give you a call to check how you’ve got on…

This visit is completely free of charge. All you need to do is check you are eligible and then get in touch with us to get your free support.

CAN YOU HAVE A VISIT?

In order to be eligible for a free Green Doctor visit you or a family member must fit into one of these categories:

  • Over 65
  • People with respiratory illnesses, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and childhood asthma
  • People with cardiovascular disease, particularly ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease
  • People with a mental illness, (such as schizophrenia, bipolar, moderate to severe depression)
  • People with dementia
  • Families containing children under the age of five
  • Pregnant

Claire's Story

“It’s hard financially when it’s the winter months. Having small children as well, it’s important to keep warm. You cut back on food, you cut back on clothing – you just have to make a load of cutbacks. I went to the local foodbank once or twice. You have to make these sacrifices because being warm is more important. The Green Doctors came and showed me how to save energy, apply for grants and put reflective panels behind the radiators, which helped a lot.”

 

For more information about our Green Doctor service or to book a visit please contact Andrea Meah on 0191 527 3333 or email andrea.meah@groundwork.org.uk

 

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