Shropshire Council

Keep Shropshire Warm - energy saving advice

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We promote energy conservation and energy efficiency in domestic properties, and work closely with our partners through the Keep Shropshire Warm (KSW) initiative.

The average household wastes £250 a year by not being energy efficient. Poor insulation, inefficient appliances and bad habits are costing you money. To counter this, KSW offers free and impartial advice on:

  • Grants and discounts to help finance affordable warmth measures
  • Energy efficiency
  • A unique referral service to relevant key professionals and community groups who have regular contact with vulnerable households
  • Relevant professionals and community groups training to recognise those vulnerable households living in fuel poverty or struggling to afford to heat their homes
  • Benefit entitlement checks to enable income maximisation
  • Management of local authority grants specific to affordable warmth measures
  • Tariffs
  • Help for residents in assessing whether an ‘offer’ is genuine – particularly in relation to door-knocking or cold calling!
  • Emergency funding is now available for low income households in a ‘no heat’ situation due to broken gas central heating systems

Specific help includes:

Age UK home energy checks

Free home energy checks for over 60s in Shropshire, including an average of £30 worth of small measures covering low energy LED light bulbs, reflective radiator panels and draught proofing. Advice given on how to understand heating controls, energy bills and saving energy is also given, as well as an assessment for grants.

Contact Age UK Shrops Telford & Wrekin on 01743 233 123 or via Keep Shropshire Warm. 

Warm homes discount

Many people don’t know they're eligible for £140 off their energy bills. Many schemes are now open but operate on a ‘first-come-first-served' basis. We can help residents to apply.

Priority Services Register

People using electricity for medical equipment or for their heating are particularly vulnerable in the event of a power cut. Sign up for the Western Power Distribution Priority Services Register through Keep Shropshire Warm for priority assistance and support.  

 

To find out how you can start saving money on your fuel bills or receive help or advice on heating, renewable energy and potential government funding, contact Keep Shropshire Warm on 0800 112 3743 or email advice@mea.org.uk

Advice is given over the phone by trained charity staff. For those who need it, there is the option of a follow up home visit or ongoing casework support.

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