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
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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. 

Green Doctor Insights

Get the latest insights from our energy efficiency experts on the issues that impact on keeping Britain warm and well.

From the blog

  • Green Doctor case study: Cheshire East

    Cheshire East Council began their partnership with Green Doctor when it became apparent they had no central point of contact to provide energy advice and support to its residents. What followed was a coherent and collaborative response to energy poverty, making a real difference to residents struggling to live comfortable in their own homes.    Before…

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  • I Get To Help People And The Planet – Every day

    I’m Anna and I am a Fuel Poverty and Climate Change Project Officer for Groundwork CLM. My role I work as part of the Green Doctor team that covers Lancashire. Green Doctors help people and families to stay warm, stay well and save money on household bills. With soaring energy prices and the cost of…

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  • Green Doctor Case Study: Thanet District Council

    When Eve Lockton-Goddard came into role as Home Energy Officer back in 2020, Thanet District Council didn’t have any energy advice provision and hadn’t been involved in any available energy schemes.  Not unusual in local councils. The problem was that with the highest volumes of fuel poverty in the South East, Thanet District Council struggled…

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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