Beat the Cold aims to:
- deliver a service that will reduce the ill health, deaths and misery suffered by vulnerable households because of fuel poverty.
- share their expertise in finding and supporting those households who need help but are ‘hard to reach.’
- help create low carbon communities.
Beat the Cold aims to reduce the incidence of fuel poverty and cold-related illness in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. It brings together an unusually diverse partnership of local authorities, voluntary and statutory agencies, fuel companies, health and social care agencies and community groups.
They inform, advise and make referrals for households – through telephone advice, events, talks and displays, and a winter leaflet.They target disadvantaged households that need to spend more than 10% of their income on fuel, helping them to apply for measures and grants to improve energy efficiency and giving advice on using fuel, paying for fuel and services from other agencies. They also offer advice on renewable technology and feed-in tariffs.
If you or someone you know could benefit from a chat with a Beat the Cold advisor to see if they can save you money on your fuels bills, or help you improve your comfort in your own home, contact them today.
If you wish to offer funding, equipment or volunteer for them please contact them via details on their website.