Better Housing Better Health heads east

The National Energy Foundation is extending its Better Housing Better Health (BHBH) project into seven new areas in the east of England thanks to funding from the Energy Redress Scheme.

Residents in Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Norfolk can now benefit from home energy advice and support from the Better Housing Better Health team during the current cost of living crisis.

The Better Housing Better Health free advice line is now open for all the new counties where the experienced and passionate team will assess needs to create a bespoke solution tailored to the residents needs. This might include advising on energy bills, maximising income, signing up to the Priority Services Register, and accessing funding to help support them.

Ali Vickers, Operations Director at the National Energy Foundation said ‘Our experience in home energy and understanding of fuel poverty meant that we saw what the implications would be of the energy crisis on residents across the country. With a service that is already benefitting so many residents, we wanted to do more to support more residents. Winning this funding enables us to help thousands more residents over the next two years by offering a helping hand in the short term, but also making meaningful change for the long term. We encourage residents and those working with residents who might be struggling with their bills to call us’