For many residents across Cannock, energy costs are a big concern, which is why the Council are proud to announce the new partnership with Beat the Cold.
The energy advice charity has many support mechanisms to help in these challenging times. They’re a trusted partner within Staffordshire and have over 20 years’ experience in energy advice and support.
They offer energy saving advice and support which includes:
- Help with energy supplier regarding energy debt.
- Signposting and refering to partner agencies to maximise people incomes.
- Assisting clients to manage their energy accounts properly and appropriate to their needs.
- Supporting clients to access and apply for Priority Services Register / Winter Fuel / Cold Weather Payments / Fuel and foodbank vouchers (when available)
- Accessing local authority and government schemes for eligible applicants to improve their properties with insulation, Air Source heat pumps and Solar PV. Helping bring down energy costs.
Thomas Bostock, Development and Partnerships Manager said:
“We are very pleased to be working with Cannock Chase Council, we know that many residents will be feeling anxious about rising energy costs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to support you and your loved ones.”
Councillor Adrienne Fitzgerald, Portfolio Leader for Housing, Heritage, and Leisure said:
“It is important at this time of year that our tenants know what help is available to them. With the rising cost of heating, people are struggling to keep their homes warm. Beat the Cold will help those who live in or are at risk of fuel poverty. I am so pleased we are working with them to help our residents.”
Councillor Val Jones, Portfolio Leader for Health, Wellbeing and Community Engagement said:
“When a vulnerable person is cold at home, they put their health at risk as well as their comfort. I am delighted that we have partnered with Beat the Cold, they are an amazing charity who I know will go the extra mile for our residents.”
The council have a dedicated webpage which gives advice, as well as signposting to agencies that can help, during this difficult time.
You can contact Beat the Cold on 01782 914915 or visit www.beatcold.org.uk