Keeping warm and well this winter in Camden
Keeping homes warm over the winter months can be difficult, especially for the growing number of householders who are worried about the increasing cost of energy bills and their ability to pay these.
The latest Government statistics estimate that 13.7% (14,279) of Camden’s households were in fuel poverty in 2019. National Energy Action estimated that the energy price cap rises of October 2021 led to a further 500,000 households falling into fuel poverty across the UK. Another increase has been announced for April 2022 which according to such estimations, could lead to 1.5 million more households becoming fuel poor.
“We are very aware that many of our residents are concerned by the recent announcement that energy prices will rise again in April, alongside the overall increases in the cost of living.
“Living in a cold home is not only uncomfortable but it can also affect your health. Improving the energy efficiency of our homes supports Camden’s 2025 vision that homes should be safe, warm, and free from damp, while also contributing to the Camden Climate Action Plan’s commitment of making Camden a zero-carbon borough by 2030.
“To support this commitment Camden offers a range of support to help keep residents warm in their homes.”
The Green Camden Helpline is available to provide residents with advice and support on saving energy, reducing bills and energy debt.
The Helpline can also arrange a free Well and Warm home energy advice visit where a Green Doctor visits the property, providing a bespoke advice, and may install small energy efficiency measures such as draught proofing.
Councillor Harrison continued:
“The government’s Green Homes Grant may also be able to assist low-income households living in energy inefficient properties by providing funding of up to £10,000 for homeowners and £5,000 for landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
“These improvements could help save up to £600 a year on energy bills and make homes warmer and more comfortable.”
- Camden residents can call the free-phone Green Camden Helpline on: 0800 801738, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm to receive advice and support on saving energy, reducing bills and energy debt.
- Residents can find out if they are eligible and register their interest for the Green Homes Grant scheme by completing the short application form below or calling Warmworks free on 0808 196 8255. Scheme application form