Don’t miss out on help to keep you warm
Fuel Poverty Awareness Day is the national day of action, raising awareness of the problems faced by low-income households. The initiative, coordinated by National Energy Action (NEA), falls at the end of its winter Warm Homes Campaign. Home Heat Helpline supports the initiative and will be working closely with the NEA on future campaigns.
On Fuel Poverty Awareness Day the Home Heat Helpline is urging people to call 0800 33 66 99 to see if they may be eligible for help with their energy bills.
Lawrence Slade, a spokesperson for Home Heat Helpline said: "As we approach spring, many of us may think the warmer weather is not too far away. However, for some, there is still the real worry of how they are going to afford their energy bills.
“I would urge anyone who thinks they, a friend or a family member, may qualify for support to give the Home Heat Helpline a call today.”
Fuel Poverty Awareness Day is run by the National Energy Action (NEA) to highlight the help available to people who need it most. The Home Heat Helpline campaign plays a key role in tackling fuel poverty and is at the heart of the energy industry’s support for NEA’s Fuel Poverty Awareness Day.
Maria Wardrobe, NEA’s Director of External Affairs said: "Our charity knows only too well the dreadful plight faced by those who cannot afford to heat their home to the level they need to stay warm and healthy. In our Manifesto for Warmth, we estimate that 100,000 people are likely to die because they can’t afford to heat their homes. Beyond needless deaths, we highlight that the NHS may also have to foot a staggering bill to treat cold related illnesses. The Home Heat Helpline is vital in the fight to help the 4.5 million UK households who are fuel poor and will be worrying about how they are going to pay their fuel bills this winter."
Follow the Home Heat Helpline on Twitter for added advice and updates @HHHelpline and please #SharetheWarmth as part of our national campaign to help spread the message and encourage others to call on behalf of people they know who might benefit.
- For more information on eligibility criteria please call 0800 33 66 99 or visit our website at www.homeheathelpline.org.uk
- For more information on NEA’s Fuel Poverty Awareness Day visit the NEA website http://www.nea.org.uk/campaigns-events/fpad2015
- For more information on how to save on your energy bills view the Energy Help for you booklet.