It’s Fuel Poverty Awareness Day on Friday 3 December, and we'll be raising awareness for the support available for people who are struggling to heat their homes.
We'll be hosting an event at Barnsley Market on the day from 9am until 1pm, where you can find out more about the support available locally this winter.
Fuel Poverty Awareness Day is an annual event organised by National Energy Action (NEA). They are the national fuel poverty charity that works to tackle the root causes of fuel poverty and support people to live in a warm and safe home.
Councillor Tim Cheetham, Cabinet spokesperson for Place (Regeneration and Culture), said: "We want everyone in Barnsley to have a home which is warm and safe to live in to give you the best possible chance of enjoying life in good physical and mental health.
"If you are worried you will struggle to heat your home this winter, please get in touch – we can help.
"Our team offers a range of practical support and advice for heating your home, which will help you stay safe, warm and well this winter. Come down to our event at Barnsley Market on Friday 3 December to find out what support you could be entitled to."
We want to make sure our residents can heat their homes affordably this winter.
If you are struggling to pay your energy bills, are worried about how you will keep your home warm this winter or would like to make your energy bills more affordable, we can help!
Please call our Warm Homes team on 01226 77 33 66 or email email@example.com to speak to a team member.
They will conduct a telephone assessment to help you with price comparisons, energy discounts and issues with energy suppliers such as billing and debt. They can also help you improve your home with energy-saving measures and information on funding or grants for boilers and insulation.
For more information on ways to keep your home warm and save money on your energy bills this winter, visit our Warm Homes webpage.