Posts Tagged ‘cold homes week’


05
FEB

Anna Celeste Watson says:
Keep Warm This Winter – FREE Workshop in Weymouth 13th February 2014


Category: Energy Efficiency, Energy Events in Dorset, Fuel Poverty & Security, Green Electricity & Gas
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Picture from Dorset Community Action by kind Permission of the Dorset Echo

Are you struggling to keep warm this winter? Are you unsure about how to switch your energy supplier?

You are not alone; as we reported yesterday its Cold Homes Week and shockingly last winter someone died of the cold every 6 minutes. Many people are finding the combination of rising fuel costs, low income and poorly-insulated rural housing, a real problem.

Dorset Community Action, with sponsorship from Magna Housing, is running another drop in session for you to come along and discuss your individual needs and concerns, and get some advice on how to keep warm and save some money. You can find out about how to switch energy supplier over a cup of tea and biscuits provided by the Co-op, and receive a free energy saving appliance provided by our friends at Dorset Energy Advice CentreFirst Dorset Credit Union will also offer support and ideas for people suffering financial hardship.

Come along to:

Willowbed Hall
Putton Lane
Chickerell
Weymouth
Dorset
DT3 4AJ

Pop in any time between 2pm to 6pm and spread the word to those that would benefit from this help and advice.

No booking is needed. Find out more at: www.dorsetcommunityaction.org.uk

If you can’t make it, there are lots of energy saving and money saving tips under our Energy Efficiency pages and information on how to easily Switch Energy Suppliers.



03
FEB

Anna Celeste Watson says:
Cold Homes Week – 3rd to 7th February 2014


Category: Energy Efficiency, Fuel Poverty & Security
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Did you know that this week is Cold Homes Week?

Last winter someone died of the cold every 6 minutes

At least 9000 of these deaths were because people couldn’t afford to heat their home.

As part of Cold Homes Week Friends of the Earth are working with the Energy Bill Revolution to end the scandal of cold homes.

Tackling fuel poverty would mean warmer homes, improved health and lower carbon emissions. Investing in home energy efficiency improvements would also lower energy bills, so people can afford to heat their homes. It’s a no brainer.

Ask your MP to make UK homes super energy efficient

So far over 200 MPs have supported the campaign to make UK homes super energy efficient. Help them make it 400.

Please click here to ask your MP to back the campaign



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