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:

  • respiratory problems e.g. asthma or a persistent cough

  • 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


How to get a warmer, more comfortable and energy efficient home

Retrofitting is the process of making improvements to your home so it becomes more energy efficient with lower emissions. We can assess your home with independent qualified professionals to produce a bespoke plan that matches your budget for work that can be carried out in stages. For more information

Home Energy Advice North East

Funded by North East combined Authority we operate throughout Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland, South Tyneside, County Durham local authority areas. Offering free in-home energy and retrofit advice for home owners and private renters.

Green Doctors

Green Doctors operates throughout the whole of north east and Cumbria, offering free energy advice for households, through in-home visit or a scheduled telephone call.

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.

How Green Doctor helps households

Green Doctor Video Series

A series of videos that seek to help people save on their energy bills by practical tips to reduce energy usage.

Email: greendoctor@groundwork.org.uk 

Facebook @GreenDoctorNorth East