Are you worried about winter, concerned about your energy bills or in fuel debt?
Is there damp or mould in your home? Are you anxious about falling ill from being cold?
Warm & Well in North Yorkshire can help.
Warm & Well in North Yorkshire raises awareness of the impact of cold homes on our health and wellbeing, offers practical solutions to reduce fuel poverty, and supports people and communities to stay warm and well in winter.
If you’d like to find out more about how Warm & Well in North Yorkshire can help people living in the county, then our new film is a great place to start.
In March 2020 we worked with one of our delivery partners, the Yorkshire Energy Doctor, who is based in the Selby District, to create a film that promotes the support that Warm & Well in North Yorkshire offers and one of the ways that we can help the residents of North Yorkshire.
Kate spoke to two individuals that she had recently helped about their experiences and how Warm & Well in North Yorkshire had changed their finances, mental health and confidence.
We also interviewed Julia who is the Coordinator of the Warm & Well in North Yorkshire single point of contact helpline based at Citizens Advice Mid-North Yorkshire. She told us about how the service operates, the support they offer and the process for referrals to receive further help from our delivery partners.
Finally, the film provides some top tips on how to save money on your energy bills from Kate, Julia and Laura, the Project Manager of Warm & Well in North Yorkshire based at Community First Yorkshire.
You can read the full video transcript here.
Our Winter campaign
This Winter we’re encouraging as many people as possible to get winter ready by saving money, keeping warm and staying healthy.
Switch your energy supplier – last year Warm & Well in North Yorkshire helped people save on average £213 by switching their tariff or energy supplier.
Could you be eligible for a Warm Homes Discount? Last year people who applied for a Warm Homes Discount through Warm & Well in North Yorkshire saved £140 on average.
Service your boiler and get an Energy Efficiency Assessment of your home.
Find out more here.
The project aims to support:
- People on low incomes or benefits
- Over 65s
- Families with young children
- Anyone with physical or mental health issues
Support for individuals
Warm & Well in North Yorkshire offers advice, guidance and hands-on support to residents across the county. This might include:
- Advice on how to save money on energy costs, switching suppliers, grants and priority service
- Home visits to advise on how to make your home warmer and more energy efficient, or for help with minor repairs
- Access to a Hardship Fund for those in urgent need
- For general tips on how to stay warm this winter, take a look at our top tips leaflet. This has practical tips on how to improve the energy efficiency of your home, ways to save money on your energy bills and tips to help others.