London,
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February
2017
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Tackling fuel poverty in Camden

Today is Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, a nationwide campaign run by National Energy Action with the aim of raising awareness of the problem and the solutions available. Around 13.1% of households in Camden are estimated to be in fuel poverty, which is caused by a range of issues such as high fuel bills, low income and energy inefficient homes. Our fuel poverty infographic outlines the main causes and effects of fuel poverty and what we are doing to tackle the issue in Camden through our fuel poverty programmes and services.

Keeping well and warm at home

Keeping your home warm over the colder months can be difficult, especially if you are worried about high energy bills. Green Camden has a wide range of advice and support services to help keep you well and warm in your home.

Your first step to a warmer home is to call the free-phone Green Camden Helpline. The team provide advice and tips on saving energy, changing fuel tariff/ suppliers, dealing with fuel debt and more. They can also check your eligibility for any services or financial support available to help keep your home warm, such as the Well and Warm home energy advice visit service or energy efficiency grants for home owners/ private tenants.

You can call the Green Camden Helpline for free on 0800 801 738 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

Here are a few simple ways you can keep warm and start saving money:

  • Check to see is a cheaper fuel tariff is available
    • The average saving is £200
  • Set your heating and hot water controls to only come on when needed
  • Close your curtains at night to keep the heat in your home.

Find out more

Visit our Green Camden web pages for more tips and advice on how to keep well and warm or call the Green Camden Helpline on 0800 801 738.