Big Energy Saving Week is a national campaign to raise awareness on how to save money on energy costs.
This week we have worked closely with Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) to help our tenants sign up to their scheme “Cold to Cosy Homes”.
This service helps to make homes more comfortable as well as helping the tenant to save money on their energy bills.
Andrew Northcott who is the Energy Efficiency Project Manager at CAFs said, “Helping people with home energy issues is a vital part of improving warmth, affordability and helping tackle climate change. Partnering with South Lakes Housing means that we can offer the Cold to Cosy Homes free advice visits to a wider number of people throughout the region. To be sure of a place I advise you to apply as soon as possible as places are limited.”
During the week we have hosted drop-in events at our sheltered scheme Edgecombe Court and Hallgarth Community Centre. During these sessions, we have been able to sign people up to receive a free home energy efficiency advice visit from a qualified assessor at CAfS.
Chris who is the Income and Financial Inclusion Team Leader at South Lakes Housing has also attended an event hosted by CAfS at Booths Supermarket in Kendal to help raise awareness of the free home energy visits they offer.
Chris said, “It has been great to team up with CAfS this week to promote Big Energy Saving Week. We are committed to helping as many of our tenants as possible to reduce their energy bills to help tackle fuel poverty and this week has been a great example of this. ”.
The free service can advise you on how to control your heating, energy tariffs and can provide you with a range of energy-saving improvements. It easy to apply by calling 01768 210276 or you can go online at www.cosyhomes.org.uk. You can also get in touch with our Income Management Team who can make a referral to the Cold to Cosy Homes scheme by emailing email@example.com or by calling 0300 303 8540.