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.

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

Help with your water bill

Don’t suffer in silence – that’s the message from United Utilities if you’re struggling to pay your water bill. “If you’re going through a tough financial patch and are finding it hard to pay your water bill, please get in touch with us on 0800 072 6765. We’re easy to talk to and the sooner

FI Warm Homes fund for GM Poverty Action

Warm Homes Fund

New scheme offers free central heating for local residents 500 homes across Greater Manchester will get a new central heating system fitted for free thanks to the Warm Homes Fund. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has secured £1.8 million from a national fund £150 million established by National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions.

Access to Justice

Struggling families disqualified from justice despite Supreme Court verdict This was the headline for an article published by the Law Society last week. “Poverty-hit families are being denied vital help to fight eviction, tackle severe housing disrepair and address other life-changing legal issues, the Law Society of England and Wales revealed today.” The article went


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