New project launched to tackle rising energy costs
The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) has launched the Warm Homes Peterborough project offering a free energy advice service to households, funded by the ScottishPower Energy People Trust.
This free community-based project aims to help city residents save money and improve the energy efficiency of their homes, whilst also lowering the carbon footprint of local communities and conserving limited natural resources. Residents in the Peterborough wards of Paston, Ravensthorpe, Orton Longueville, Orton Goldhay, Orton Malborne and Westwood are entitled to the service, whether or not they own their home.
“The average UK household is now spending around £321 more annually on household energy than they did in 2010,” explains Project Officer Sam Bosson. “In addition to helping improve the energy efficiency of households, we provide advice that could potentially save residents hundreds of pounds a year.”
Through a home visit, PECT’s trained and impartial staff can advise on energy tariffs, available grant funding and positive behavioural measures. Plus residents will receive a free energy pack containing items to help save energy (and money!).
NHS evidence suggests maintaining a warm home can help to ensure good physical and mental wellbeing of both younger and older people, with children living in cold homes more likely to suffer from respiratory illnesses such as asthma. To book your free home visit please call 01733 866440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For further details, visit www.pect.org.uk/warmhomes.