Our team of friendly Green Doctors are trained energy-efficiency experts.

We offer free, impartial advice to help you take control of your bills, save energy where possible in the home, and access other services and initiatives available.

We can provide different kinds of support, whether that’s advice on paying off debt with energy or water companies, or spotting other concerns for a referral to other services. 

Some of the reasons people ask us for help are:

  • struggling to pay energy bills
  • finding it hard to manage fuel debt
  • worrying about keeping warm or choosing between eating and heating
  • feeling that the home is cold, damp or draughty
  • respiratory problems e.g. asthma or a persistent cough
Green Doctor consultation


Green Doctor visits per year


distributed in emergency energy top-ups


of savings made by households a year


front line workers trained in energy awareness and fuel poverty

How we work with organisations

Our local knowledge, relationships with tenants and face-to-face approach enable housing associations and local authorities to direct their funding to the right places. We also work with commercial businesses that have the technical and design expertise to complement our local presence, grassroots knowledge and relationships with beneficiaries. Green Doctors can also use their visits to identify other vulnerabilities and make referrals to relevant services if needed. 

Case study: John

John is a talented photographer, but his health and out of control energy bills were making it impossible to remain positive and creative. Like millions of other UK residents, he found that his electricity and gas bills were a constant worry.

With the support of a Groundwork Green Doctor he now has his bills and life back on track.

How to get in touch

For more information, email us at greendoctor@groundwork.org.uk