Warm and Well In North Yorkshire Project Coordinator Julia Priestnall talks about the importance of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day this year
At warm and Well in North Yorkshire we have seen a huge rise in people suffering from fuel poverty this year. The coronavirus has made this our busiest year yet by far and we saw a 196% rise in referrals in the summer months on the year before. This suggests people were struggling before the temperatures dropped across North Yorkshire
Warm and Well in North Yorkshire expects a huge rise in referrals this winter as the financial effects of the coronavirus take hold across the region.
In what is usually, the organisation's quiet months, between July and the end of September, referrals jumped up 196% on last year with many people struggling to pay their energy bills and heat their homes.