Energyworks

A bespoke package of energy efficiency services with practical door-to-door support tailored to specific needs. Work with social landlords, local authorities, health partners and residents’ groups to tackle fuel poverty within local communities.

171 t
Est. annual reduction in carbon
emissions (tonnes CO2 eq)

2,900
Est. number of people
who benefit directly

Energyworks' story

Energyworks provides free in-home visits for Greater Manchester residents who are classified as vulnerable or living in cold homes, and recommends small measures that will be beneficial to the homeowner in reducing their energy bills. The advice covers a wide range of support areas that includes fuel debt advice, independent switching advice and tips on how to reduce damp, mould and condensation. A telephone service supported residents during lockdown.

Energy saving measures can be fitted for free during the home visit where appropriate, such as LED lightbulbs; draft insulation around doors and windows; radiator foils; chimney balloons; power down devices; hot water cylinder covers; shower aerators.

In 2019/20, Energyworks visited 1,900 homes and identified £1,156,500 of savings on fuel bills.

What have you learnt that others will find most useful?

  • Behavioural advice on how to keep your home warmer for less is very effective.
  • Home visits make setting up energy saving measures more efficient and help to build trust.
  • Free boiler replacements for broken boilers has been deemed an essential service.
  • Personal relationships enable onward referrals to external agencies for further support as needed.

Read more: https://www.groundwork.org.uk/projects/fuel-poverty-greater-manchester/

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