MP endorses social landlord’s energy saving event
An energy saving event to be held by Leicestershire-based social landlord emh homes has been endorsed by Leicester South MP Jonathan Ashworth.
The event is part of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day on 27 February and will be held at Wesley Hall Community Centre in the Highfields area of Leicester. The free Family Energy Day is open to the public and will run from 10am to 2pm. There will also be a number of fun activities for all the family.
Jonathan Ashworth MP said: “The work that emh homes has done to tackle fuel poverty is significant and I am happy to see that it has been recognised.
“I would urge residents in Leicester to attend the energy saving clinic, which will raise awareness of what fuel poverty is and how residents can tackle it by keeping warm, reducing their carbon emissions, and saving money on their energy bills.”
Last year emh homes won the top prize in the National Energy Efficiency Best Practice Awards for their installation of air-to-water heat pumps in 144 of its homes in Northampton. The social landlord plans to use the £5000 prize money to host a number of fuel poverty awareness events across the region.
Dene Carvell, Manager of the emh Green Team at emh homes, said: “Fuel poverty affects 4.5 million homes in the UK, so as well as helping the public save money on their energy bills, we are also hoping that these events will have a wider impact on policy-makers so that we can bring an end to fuel poverty. According to the fuel poverty charity National Energy Action, cold homes are currently a bigger killer across the UK than road accidents, alcohol or drug abuse.”