Warm Homes

Community & Education Health & Wellbeing Responsible Resource Use

Discover how we can help you to reduce your household carbon footprint and save on energy costs

Would you like to cut household bills and keep your home warm for less? Our Warm Homes project aims to support people to maintain a warmer home, so they can experience the associated health benefits and reduce their energy bills, in particular over the winter period. Ultimately we want to help reduce energy costs and cut carbon for householders.

If you live in Fenland or South Kesteven, then PECT (working in partnership with Fenland District Council) can help you with our free energy advice service. We have also expanded the project to Huntingdon, thanks to funding from the UK Power Networks and working in partnership with Chorus Homes.

There is substantial evidence of the detrimental impact of fuel poverty on the physical and mental health of residents. We support residents who are struggling to pay their energy bills or cannot keep their home at a sufficient temperature. We aim to reduce the numbers of people living with preventable ill health, and to help reduce energy usage and cut carbon.

What support is available?

All Fenland, South Kesteven, and Huntingdon residents can book to receive a free home energy advice visit from an impartial and friendly advisor. Warm Homes provides households with the information and resources needed to stay warm and healthy, whilst cutting costs and carbon.

The service aims to offer help and advice on behavioural changes, choosing the best energy tariff and supplier, managing your water bills, and where eligible can assist you to access the national £140 Warm Homes Discount and other funding opportunities.

This service is vital, because NHS advice suggests that when the weather drops below 8C, some people are at increased risk of physical and mental health conditions; such as heart attack, stroke, pneumonia and depression.

 

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How do i get involved?

To find out more or to book your FREE energy advice visit, please contact Project Officer Emma Thurley on 01733 568408 (Ext 313) or email warmhomes@pect.org.uk.

Warm Homes Referral

    I am happy for my details to be used by the PECT Warm Homes project to arrange a potential home visit to look at how to reduce my energy bills and keep my home heated for less.

 

Useful links

Energy Advice:

Energy Saving Trust – Independent and impartial advice to help you lower emissions and cut energy bill costs

NEA – Action for Warm Homes

Gov.uk – Household energy statistics

Water Companies:

Cambridge Water Company 

Anglian Water

Tariff Switching Sites:

Green Energy Switch

uSwitch

Benefits/Debt Advice:

Citizen’s Advice Rural Cambridgeshire

Gov.uk – Universal Credit

General Advice:

Age UK

Ely Food Bank and March Distribution Centre

The Salvation Army

Project Stats

212

Households helped in Fenland

£3,801

Savings from switching supplier

£3,750

Grant funding awarded for energy efficiency

“Honestly, just thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate it. It has taken such a huge pressure off of me and I am now able to support my family better in other ways.” – Amber