There is not currently a dedicated fuel poverty scheme on offer in Barking and Dagenham, however the council provides a number of services that can help residents who are experiencing difficulties or who are at risk because of fuel poverty. These services include emergency heating provision, income maximisation and benefit checks. Telecare assistance is available to those who are aged 18 years and over, and fulfill certain criteria. Further details of some of these services can be found below.
Borough website: http://www.lbbd.gov.uk
A charity working with and supporting socially excluded people across London and the UK.
020 8215 9630
LBBD Housing Repairs & Maintenance Service
For council tenants only.
If a tenant is calling r.e. loss of heating (please see above) they must let the operator know if they are at risk due to age or illness.
020 8592 7388
Those eligible for a free Telecare assistance include those who are 18 years and over and have the following conditions:
- Ill health
- Site or hearing loss
- Physical or learning disability
- Are in the early stages of dementia
- High risk of falling
- Are just out of hospital
Adult Intake and Access Team
020 8227 2915
If you would like to see the full list of services available in Barking and Dagenham by tenure, please see the borough information pdf: