Are you concerned about your fuel bills or how you will keep your home warm this winter?Â If so, Southwark Carers are offering a new service that can help â€“ Southwark EnergyCare.
This scheme has been set up to provide carers in Southwark with a range of services aimed at tackling fuel poverty and increasing knowledge and awareness of energy efficiency within the home.Â Carers are at higher risk of falling into fuel poverty (defined as occurring when a household spends over 10% of its income on energy bills) as they often they will have a lower income and spend a greater amount of time in their homes than non-carers.
Through Southwark EnergyCare you will be able to access:
A free energy saver pack â€“ filled with useful information, contacts and ideas that will help you to save energy and reduce your fuel bills.
Free one-to-one advice sessions with the Southwark EnergyCare advisor who can help you to identify where you can save energy in your home and provide advice if you are struggling with bills.
A free podcast which explores the measures that can be taken within the home to reduce energy consumption.
Emergency fuel repayments for carers who are in imminent danger of having their gas or electricity supply cut off.
These services will be available to carers from mid-September 2009 onwards.Â The Southwark EnergyCare scheme also provides training to other carer organisations, giving them with the skills required to identify carers who may be finding it difficult to meet their energy bills or keep their home warm.
For more information about Southwark EnergyCare, please contact John Wyles on 020 7708 4506
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