More Energy Know How is a 2-year project starting in June 2023 supporting Rotherham residents to reduce energy usage and utility costs in their homes. Continuing the work from Energy Know How which finished in May 2023. Our team of Energy Advisers will deliver group and individual training, advice and support on energy awareness and efficiency through face-to -face sessions in community venues, and via email, zoom, phone calls to support people remotely.
There is no cost for this service and our aim is to improve knowledge and awareness of home energy efficiency and help people to switch providers, access energy saving measures and debt and benefit advice. Local people can become Volunteer’s and get involved to deliver energy-saving activities in their communities. In addition, the project also supports other local community service providers to be more energy aware.
Energy Know How will advise and guide energy consumers who need support to reduce their fuel bills. We aim to:
- reduce physical health problems made worse by high fuel costs by enabling people to be warmer at home and releasing income for other household essentials.
- reduce the anxiety/stress/worry experienced by people who are struggling with high fuel bills.
- deliver energy efficiency advice/support to reduce consumption and resulting fuel costs.
- establish community-led groups to empower local people to reduce future energy consumption.
Our project targets 10 areas across Rotherham however all Rotherham residents can access our support. The areas are: Dalton, Thrybergh, East Herringthorpe, Greasbrough, Thurcroft, Flanderwell & Sunnyside, East Dene, Wath, Catcliffe & Brinsworth and Treeton.
This project is Funded through the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme’ their website www.energyredress.org.uk