Groundwork Green Doctors are about to start the delivery of home energy and advice visits to the residents of the Hull region via the Local Energy Advice Programme (LEAP). This will enable many vulnerable households to receive FREE home energy visits. The eligiblity criteria for the LEAP programme are very generous for example anyone receiving just ‘Child Benefit’ qualifies.
LEAP is a highly successful national scheme aimed at the prevention of Fuel Poverty which Groundwork NEWY Green Doctors have been contracted to deliver since 2017 in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Kirklees & North Yorkshire, and now they can offer the same service across Hull. So far since November 2017 the Green Doctors have delivered 1426 home energy visits across these regions providing much needed support to many people.
They already work closely with the councils of Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and others and are looking forward to workin together with Hull Council, Health & Wellbeing social prescriber organisations, Housing providers, Debt advice agencies and local community organisations.