Friday 2nd December marks Fuel Poverty Awareness Day.
Fuel poverty can occur when a household has a low income and is unable to heat their house and with the current cost-of-living crisis, many households may struggle this year.
Cold winters and lack of sufficient heating can lead to severe health issues in elderly and vulnerable. This can include increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, asthma and respiratory diseases and increased hospital admissions.
Illness can also affect families and children. This may result in children missing days of school, or parents unable to work as much.
Switched On Portsmouth offer numerous schemes and offers to help household in Portsmouth heat and energise your homes. This includes homeowners, private renting as well as people on means tested benefits.
These schemes include:
- free home energy advice visit
- free large energy efficiency upgrades
- our freephone advice line
You can find out whether you’re eligible on our website at switchedonportsmouth.co.uk or call our freephone today on 0800 260 5907.
To help those who may find it difficult this year, the Switched on Portsmouth team will be at Portsmouth Foodbank on Friday 2nd December at 11am to help with Warming up Winter. For anyone who needs support, this session is open to everyone for tips and information on the schemes available.