In some areas of Salford, fuel poverty affects 25% of households with 28.7% of lone parents across the borough also suffering fuel poverty (Source: Salford Council, Affordable Warmth Steering Group).
The project reduces fuel poverty through actions to improve our service users’ financial situation and increase their awareness of low and no-cost energy efficiency measures. Our Energy Adviser is able to negotiate payment plans for energy arrears, make charitable fund applications to remove fuel debt and advise and assist clients on switching providers in order to maximise household incomes. Also, our Energy Adviser may be able to exchange pre-pay gas and electric meters for credit meters, potentially saving a client hundreds of pounds per year.
Funded by Salford City Council, our Energy Adviser is able to give one-to-one tailored energy efficiency advice as well as provide a twenty page generic booklet. The booklet is full of energy saving tips, advice and contact details of other local frontline service providers. The project also delivers borough-wide energy and fuel debt advice sessions in partnership with community projects and events, as well as drop-in sessions with personally tailored advice.
What people are saying
"I enjoyed my experience on NCS because I was challenged by myself and others around me. I had a lot of inspiration to carry on and do better. I mixed with people from different backgrounds."
"Without Salford Foundation's support I'd be homeless. You've changed my life and I would never be able to continue my studies without your help."
"Coming here has changed my life around for the better. It has helped me stop offending by looking at why I did it in the first place and helping get things sorted out."
"I am now much more confident in my schoolwork and I listen more and my organisational skills are getting better each day."
"You would not believe the difference coming to Salford Foundation has made. I was sitting in my house, not speaking to anyone for days. My life has changed for the better. I have a life again."
"I can now start living my life again and not be afraid to open my front door. Thank you so much."
"Thank you so much for going above and beyond for my child. Your help and support has helped make such a difference in her life in such a small amount of time. I am truly grateful."
If you would like to find more about our Fuel Debt and Energy Advice service, please get in touch.
If you want to get involved and make a difference, get in touch with us to discuss how you can help.