Current opportunities available with Groundwork

Free energy advice – Greater Manchester wide

The Energyworks team offer free energy advice phone calls to residents in Greater Manchester, with the possibility of arranging a home energy advice visit too.

Home upgrades – Manchester, Rochdale, Oldham & Tameside

If you’re local to Rochdale, Manchester, Tameside or Oldham, you can apply for free energy saving measures, installed in your home and overseen by our friendly team.

Helpful resources

Groundwork’s Green Doctors help residents stay warm, stay well, and save money on household bills. They provide free, impartial advice and support to help you save energy, reduce your bills, and live in a warmer, more comfortable home.

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Our stories

Maryam’s families health was deteriorating due to draughts from their single glazed windows however, as a low income household they were struggling to afford the upgrades needed.

Wallace from Rochdale had an old boiler which wasn’t working very well. As a result, he didn’t have access to instant hot water and had to boil the kettle to wash-up and bathe.

Senzeni had recently come out of hospital after having a pacemaker fitted. She was unable to heat her home or cook substantial meals due to concern about her bills.

Further reading

Dave Bailey, Director at Trust Renewables shares his knowledge about solar energy and what changes are needed as Greater Manchester looks ahead to its 2038 carbon-neutral target.

In August Ofgem announced the energy price cap would increase to £3,549 per year for dual fuel for an average household from 1 October 2022.

When winter hits, energy bills inevitably increase. For most people this normally means tightening the purse strings but in 2022 it can mean the choice between putting the heating on and buying food.