What are Green Doctors

Groundwork and Green Doctor logoGroundwork’s Green Doctors help households stay warm, stay well, save money on their household bills and reduce carbon. Our aim is to support the people who most need our support and our staff are as good with people as they are with technical knowhow.

These are some of the free services we offer when someone signs up for a Green Doctor consultation:

  • Identifying causes of heat loss in the home
  • Helping identify and tackle damp or mould problems
  • Offering useful tips for saving energy and water whilst ensuring your home stays safe and comfortable
  • Installing small energy and water efficiency measures, such as draft excluders
  • Supporting you to switch energy providers to save money
  • Supporting you to access other support, such as emergency heating, government subsidies or grants, advice on energy or water debt.

How and where we can help

It’s hard financially when it’s the winter months. Having small children as well, it’s important to keep warm. The Green Doctors came and showed me how to save energy, apply for grants and put reflective panels behind the radiators, which helped a lot.

– Clare, Green Doctor resident

We can help you in a number of ways depending on where you are in the country.

Cadent Foundation Green Doctor

The Cadent Foundation Green Doctor programme is supporting households in communities across the UK until 2023. Click on the below link to find out if you are eligible.

Cadent Foundation Green Doctor 



0330 1740 863

Energising Communities

If you live in one of the following areas – Barnsley, Kirklees, Sunderland, Stoke, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire Moorlands, Blackpool, Burnley or Rochdale – then our Energising Communities scheme might be able to help.

Energising Communities website

Greater Manchester

Through Energyworks our Green Doctors can help people in Greater Manchester become warmer, healthier and better off by providing energy saving advice and home improvements.



For 14 years our Green Doctors have been helping households in London save money, stay warm and improve energy efficiency at home. In partnership with London Boroughs and Housing Associations we visit residents’ homes to install free energy-saving measures, give advice on bills and provide referrals to further services to improve health and well-being.

Green Doctor London

North East and Yorkshire

Our Green Doctors in the North East and Yorkshire are operating a dedicated telephone support service to help households in need.  To find out if you’re eligible for support, ring 0113 2380601.

The following Green Doctor projects are also running in the North East and Yorkshire:

  • Home Plus Leeds

Home Plus

  • Warm & Well in North Yorkshire

Warm & Well in North Yorkshire

  • Warm Homes Healthy People (Bradford District)

Warm Homes Healthy People

  • Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP)

Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP)

Retrofit Assessment and EPC’s

Online help

If you live in an area not listed above, why not see if any of our online guides can help you with your energy efficiency needs?

See tips and guides