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 Help with your water bill for GM Poverty Action

Water bills

United Utilities – supporting customers affected by a reduction in benefits United Utilities is inviting customers affected by the recent changes to benefits to get in touch if they are worried about their water bill.   The company has a range of support schemes to help make water bills more affordable, especially if you’re receiving benefits

FI Green Homes Grants for GM Poverty Action

Green Homes Grants

The GMCA has secured a further £5.6 million of funding to run the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme in partnership with E.ON. The scheme aims to: •  Tackle fuel poverty by increasing low-income homes’ energy efficiency rating while reducing their energy bills. •  Deliver cost effective carbon savings to carbon budgets and progress

FI IPPR Digital Exclusion for GM Poverty Action

Addressing digital exclusion

By Erica Roscoe, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR North Digital access is essential to our everyday lives. But our recent research into digital exclusion highlighted the barriers that many face to accessing online resources, and the challenges they encounter as a result. Our research, which focussed on the North East but had nationally relevant findings and

FI Green Homes Grant for GM Poverty Action

The Green Homes Grant

By Ryan Tute, GMCA Have you got the itch to make the switch and save money on your energy bills? Residents in Greater Manchester could be missing out on grants of up to £10,000 on home improvements which could save money on energy bills. The Green Homes Grant scheme aims to tackle fuel poverty by

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


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