British Gas Energy Trust are supporting Groundwork’s ‘Green Doctors’ to offer free support to 2,400 households living with fuel poverty and suffering from long term or chronic health conditions stay healthy and warm.
Households in Rochdale, Wrexham, Flintshire, Caerphilly and South Wales Valley, Gateshead and Durham, Cheshire West, Chester, Manchester, Bradford and Bolsover will be visited by Groundwork’s Green Doctors, with a particular focus on supporting those living in privately owned or rented properties.
Funding will contribute towards fitting energy efficiency equipment and supplying householders with a ‘winter warmer’ pack; including fleeces, hats, gloves and draught proofing. Green Doctors will also arrange a follow up call with the person living in the properties visited to assess the impact of the energy efficiency measures installed, as well as providing handy tips and tricks of the fuel efficient trade.
By providing this service, Groundwork are also helping to relieve pressure off the NHS and other care services this winter, as staying warm is a proven contributing factor in helping to ensure that a person’s health and wellbeing remains in top form over the winter months.
To find out more about Groundwork’s Green Doctors and how they can help you and your family this winter and beyond, please click here.