27 November marks Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, and with the financial challenges caused by Covid-19, this could be the most devastating winter yet for people struggling with their energy costs.
As the chilly evenings draw in, or more people are having to stay at home during the day, people from all over the region start to feel stressed and vulnerable about their energy bills going up and the warmth in their homes going down.
Paying for gas and electricity is a struggle for many people, but the Covid pandemic, furlough scheme and redundancies have seen financial hardship affect many people even more.
But support for those that need it is available, and now is the time to seek it out.
Warm and Well in North Yorkshire is a county-wide service to support anyone experiencing fuel poverty.
They support an individual to reduce the cost of heating bills, apply for grants and advise on practical steps they can take to keep the heat in and the cold out.
And they are just a phone call away.
Excess winter deaths in 2018/19 killed more people in the Yorkshire and Humber Region than anywhere else in the country. Let’s change that statistic and pass on anyone to Warm and Well.
Call 01609 767555 or visit their website www.warmandwell.org.uk
Check out how Warm and Well have supported people in your region, their top tips and how they can support others too in our new video.