Greenwich do not have a dedicated fuel poverty programme, but they have a range of services that can assist those living in fuel poverty. The Welfare Rights Team can provide assistance with checks on tax credits and benefits, whilst Greenwich Money Advice Service can provide advice about debt and money problems. A handyperson service is available, as are energy efficiency grants. Greenwich are involved in the Big London Energy Switch, an energy auction being run by London Councils that aims to help you lower your energy bills. The next round will take place in Spring 2016.
For further details on the services available, including eligibility criteria, please see below.
Borough website: http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk
Greenwich Energy Efficiency Team
0208 921 5331
For those aged 60+, or with a disability. The handyperson can help with lots of small jobs, including the following:
- Hanging or taking down curtains
- Checking central heating programmers
- Bleeding radiators
- Minor plumbing jobs
- Minor electrical gobs
Small charges will apply for most jobs, but older and disabled residents can also get certain jobs carried out free of charge, including the change of simple light bulbs
0208 921 2614
Stay Warm Stay Safe
Open to all residents from October to March. Services and support on offer include
- Benefit check
- Home fire safety visits (Fire Brigade)
- Energy Efficiency Assessment
- Advice and help on reducing fuel bills
- Advice on flu jabs
- Advice on keeping active and healthy
The scope of the handyperson service will be limited to emergency works only until approximately mid 2016
Greenwich Money Advice Service
020 8309 8646
Greenwich Welfare rights Service
020 8921 4900
For older people and those with disabilities.
Via referral to Adult Social Care.
020 8921 2304
For a full list of services by tenure, please see the borough pdf below.