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Green Doctor for Social Landlords and Local Authorities

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Partner story

“Manor House Development Trust has worked closely with Groundwork to establish an award winning Green Doctor scheme as part of the Manor House PACT project. Our partnership with Groundwork has helped us develop a comprehensive service targeting hard to reach and vulnerable residents.

It’s been a positive and open working relationship that has enabled us to explore new ways to support residents through the home visits.

The project has been well resourced and evidenced with comprehensive carbon reduction and behaviour change data, which demonstrates the value of the Green Doctor service.”

Marc Mckenna, Manor House Development Trust

Help your residents and tenants take control of their energy use
Groundwork’s Green Doctors are independent and impartial energy efficiency experts. The work across the UK offering advice and guidance in the home, at road-shows and community events, often to those who are most vulnerable and at risk of fuel poverty.

They can help your tenants to use energy and water more efficiently in their homes and safeguard against ill health by providing practical support that supports them to keep warm and stay well.

A tailored service

Each Green Doctor service is designed as a tailored package of energy efficiency, money saving advice and support based on your priorities and our expertise in meeting the individual needs of residents.

The high level of training our Green Doctors receive along with our unique multi-agency approach means you can feel assured that they can respond to a range of health and well-being issues during a home visit and make referrals to health or social care professionals when necessary.

Green Doctors make a real difference to people’s lives.
Safeguarding Health

As energy prices and the cost of living both continue to rise, fuel poverty will inevitably affect many more people, resulting in a rise in ill health among the most vulnerable in our society.

Tick bulletpointGreen Doctors help people take practical steps to increase the warmth and comfort of their home, from arranging home energy efficiency improvements to providing free stay warm packs. A Green Doctor visit can help reduce isolation, prevent accidents and keep people healthy in their home.

Saving Money

In addition to rising prices changes to the benefit system and uncertainty in the labour market means more people need support to effectively manage their household budgets.

Tick bulletpointGreen Doctors help people reduce their outgoings by introducing energy efficiency measures and helping people to switch energy tariffs. They also ensure people are getting all the financial support they’re entitled to, including energy saving grants, warm homes discounts and debt relief.

Cutting CO2

After transport, domestic energy use is the second biggest contributor to carbon emissions in the UK*. Simple retrofitting measures and behaviour change interventions contribute to reducing our national CO2 emissions.

Tick bulletpointGreen Doctors help people identify practical, common sense steps to reduce the amount of energy and water they use. Each visit is likely to lead on average to half a tonne of carbon emissions being avoided annually.

*Source DECC

Find out how we can help you
For more details on partnership development please contact Sarah Reece-Mills, Head of Partnerships for more details:

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