Fuel Poverty Awareness Day
Friday 28th March is Fuel Poverty Awareness Day. It is intended
to raise awareness of the problem of fuel poverty and also the help
and advice which is available to ensure vulnerable people are warm
in their home.
Fuel poverty affects over 7,000 households in Bedford Borough,
but there are a range of actions that people can take to make their
energy bills more affordable. This includes making your home more
energy efficient and checking to see if you are eligible for any
discounts on your electricity bills or financial assistance with
heating or insulation improvements.
Fuel poverty, where a householder is unable to heat their home
to the level needed to stay warm and comfortable in their homes,
results from a combination of factors including low household
income, unaffordable energy prices, inefficient heating and poor
Councillor Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for the Environment
and Transport, said: “Bedford Borough Council offers a range of
help and support to anyone struggling to heat their home and stay
“With the worst of the winter hopefully now behind us, now is a
great time to get a copy of our Safe, Healthy and Well leaflet and
find out what extra help may be available to ensure your home is
warm ahead of next winter."
To view a copy of the ‘Safe, Healthy and Well’ leaflet visit:
Residents worried about meeting their energy costs can
contact the independent Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99 for
advice on bills and energy efficiency. For free and impartial
advice on how to save energy in the home including information on
the Green Deal and the Energy Companies Obligation, residents can
contact the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234 (national
rate call) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, visit: