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Help for households with fuel debt
With rising and fuel prices and plummeting temperatures, many people may be worried about meeting the costs of heating their homes this winter. However, help may be available from the EAST END ENERGY FIT project, a joint initiative between the Bromley by Bow Centre and Toynbee Hall, which is designed to help people clear their fuel debts, and benefit from further advice.
The EAST END ENERGY FIT initiative is jointly funded by the British Gas Energy Trust and the EDF Energy Trust and may also provide further help and advice which may help residents to:
• Clear priority household debts: water, sewerage, council tax and rent
• Get money towards buying essential household items such as beds, cookers, washing machines, refrigerators.
• Get money to pay other bills and costs such as telephone debts, funeral payments, boiler repairs/replacement, debt relief order fee and bankruptcy deposit
• Provide home energy efficiency advice to save you those precious pounds
For more information on the programme, please contact Tarik Khan and Paul Morden (email@example.com) or Abdul Muhib and Zohra Khanum (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information on Fuel Poverty and how it affects health, please see the Institute of Health Equity Report 'the Health Impacts of Cold Homes and Fuel Poverty'.
By Ruo Wu Dec 2011