Council supports project to tackle fuel poverty

Published Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Organisations across the county have come together to launch a new project, which will help to address fuel poverty across Northamptonshire.

The Northamptonshire Energy Saving Service (known as NESS) is a new three-year project (2018 – 2021), which launched at Kings Park Conference Centre on Friday 19 October, to coincide with the start of the heating season.

The project has been established following funding from National Grid’s Warm Homes Fund to address fuel poverty across the county, which is where an individual cannot adequately heat their home, and will deliver energy advice; ensure income maximisation and practical measures to improve the warmth of homes.

Established by Northamptonshire County Council and delivered by Community Law Service in partnership with friends in the local voluntary and charity sector, East Northamptonshire Council is supporting the project and Chairman, Cllr Wendy Brackenbury attended the launch event.

Cllr Wendy Brackenbury said:
“Now that autumn has officially arrived, we are all thinking about turning on our heating and enjoying cosy evenings at home. There are a number of residents across our district, and Northamptonshire, who are living in fuel poverty. We are dedicated to supporting NESS and ensuring that those residents have access to sufficient heating throughout the colder months.”

To find out more about Northamptonshire Energy Saving Service visit www.northamptonshireenergysavingservice.org.uk