Help with Managing Energy Bills

CAN work with a range of  partners to provide support to householders in rural Northumberland cope with the high cost of energy in the home.  The details of current initiatvies available are as follows:

A guide to keeping warm and saving money on your energy bills 

NEA, the national energy efficiency charity has produced a series of free videos to help households in England to: 

• Understand how to better manage their energy use 
• Improve the warmth and energy efficiency of their homes; and 
• Reduce their household's environmental impact.

Watch the videos on YouTube

They have also produced a 'Top Ten Tips' guide to stay warm and healthy in your home which can be downloaded here.

‘0800 Repair’ supporting CAN to tackle Fuel Poverty in Northumberland

Community Action Northumberland is working alongside the North East based company 0800 Repair with the aim of tackling Fuel Poverty and helping the coldest, most vulnerable homes across the county stay affordably warm and healthy.

0800 Repair have access to funding from 5 energy suppliers - meaning they can ensure households in Northumberland get the best possible service when qualifying for replacement oil, LPG and gas boilers – or when installing Loft, Cavity Wall and Room-in-the-Roof Insulation.  

If you or a friend or neighbour are living in a cold home and your boiler is old or in need of repair – please contact ‘0800 Repair ‘ directly on 0191 607 5112 for immediate advice and support.   

Eligibility criteria does apply for example all applicants must own or privately rent their home and be in receipt of cer

tain government benefits or tax credits – please see below for more details.