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Save money, keep warm and stay healthy this winter

  • Posted On: 30 September 2019
Warm & Well in North Yorkshire wants to make sure that people have winter wrapped up. There are a few simple steps to take to make sure your winter-ready and now’s the time to plan ahead. None of us want to pay more for our energy than we have to. But saving money doesn’t mean we should use less energy than we need. Warm & Well in North Yorkshire, a project that offers practical support to help residents stay warm and well, has some quick and easy advice on how to...

New Loneliness Risk Quiz in North Yorkshire

  • Posted On: 23 July 2019
As part of their commitment to tackle loneliness, Community First Yorkshire have launched their first practical tool linked to The Loneliness Campaign North Yorkshire. Community First Yorkshire write: ‘It’s a simple and quick online quiz to check your level of risk of being lonely in your later life. The quiz has practical information and suggestions to help reduce loneliness for your loved ones as well as yourself. It will tell you about current research and lifestyles...

Warm & Well in North Yorkshire on film

  • Posted On: 2 July 2019
Here at Warm & Well in North Yorkshire we have produced a film to give more information about the service.   The film shows the client journey through the Warm & Well in North Yorkshire service, starting at the point the team receives the client’s details, through to them receiving help to address the causes of their cold homes. A massive thank you to everyone in the team and the delivery partners who were all happy to be filmed. The film is now avaliable on...

Does your organisation need training?

  • Posted On: 14 June 2019
National Energy Action have released a list of free training cources that will be avaliabel for delivery later this year. They are currently taking expressions of interest. These courses are all half day and include: Introduction to domestic energy efficiency Identify vulnerable situations and fuel poverty Changing energy related behaviour Tackling fuel poverty and fuel debt in the private rented sector Smart meters for communities You can view the course outlines on the...

How vulnerability can make falling behind on energy bills even worse

  • Posted On: 23 May 2019
Citizens Advice have seen an increase in clients with energy debt problems.  Nearly half of those they helped had a long term health condition or disability. In recent years the energy regulator, Ofgem, has reported an increasing number of people falling behind on their bills without an arrangement to repay in place, leaving them at risk of building up unmanageable debts. Energy companies can use prepayment meters (PPMs) to collect debt from consumers who owe them money. Last year...