Public Services & Fuel

Here are the six most recent articles that have appeared in our newsletter.  Please click on the heading to read the article in full.

FI Groundwork Out of bounds for GM Poverty Action

Groundwork GM: Out of bounds

Severe inequalities in access to parks and greenspaces Groundwork Greater Manchester have published the ‘Out of Bounds: Equity in Access to Urban Nature’ report, drawing on evidence and insight from contributors across the green space, health and equalities sectors. Key statistics brought together in the report show that: •  Only 5% of adults say that

FI Energyworks (fuel poor) article for GM Poverty Action

Supporting fuel poor households in GM

By Andrew Pinches, Groundwork Greater Manchester Fuel poverty affects a significant proportion of the UK population and is associated with negative effects on both physical and mental health. It is currently estimated that approximately two and a half million households in the UK live in fuel poverty. Fuel poverty is measured using the Low Income

FI Help with your water bill for GM Poverty Action

Help with your water bill

Income affected by COVID restrictions? Get help with your water bill By Colin Gallagher, United Utilities United Utilities is appealing for customers who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 to get in touch so they can help. Their ‘Back on Track’ scheme is aimed at customers who receive benefits or tax credits and are struggling

Salford Building inWarmth for GM Poverty Action

Salford Building in Warmth

by Aneaka Kellay, Carbon Co-op Carbon Co-op launched a video to coincide with Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 2019, showcasing Salford Building In Warmth, a partnership project with charity National Energy Action (NEA), Helping Hands and Salford Council that brings together energy experts, local handy people and neighbours to tackle fuel poverty. With effects on health,

FI Campaign for Better Transport for GM Poverty Action

Campaign for Better Transport

By Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport Imagine not having any transport. No car, no affordable train service and no buses. How do you get to work, or to college or to medical appointments? For many people on low incomes this is all too common a reality. According to the Office of

Better Buses article for GM Poverty Action

Better Buses for GM

Our Buses in Greater Manchester aren’t working Article written for GMPA by Pascale Robinson Right now, bus operators can’t be forced to run any service, and they set the fares, but in the next year, we have a huge opportunity to change this wild west scenario. Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham is deciding now whether


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