Huddersfield Friends of the Earth has signed up to be the Kirklees hub of the national United for Warm Homes campaign. The campaign aims to bring local organisations, community groups and campaigners together to call for warm homes that don’t cost the earth and is looking for support from across the political spectrum.
Sign the United for Warm Homes Pledge
Here in Kirklees, soaring gas prices and cold, heat-leaking homes means too many of us will struggle to keep our homes warm and pay our bills.
Our energy system has failed us. But we have the solutions to fix it. We are local organisations, community groups and campaigners coming together to demand:
- Urgent additional financial support to keep people warm.
- An emergency programme to insulate our homes.
- Transformation of our failed energy system to work for people and planet, not profit.
United, we will win the fight for warm homes that don’t cost the earth.
- Huddersfield Friends of the Earth
- Huddersfield Hindu Temple
- Kirklees Green Party
- Local Services 2 You
- Third Sector Leaders Kirklees
- The Welcome Centre
- Huddersfield Trades Union Council
- EPIKs (Environmental Projects in Kirklees)
- The Branch
- Huddersfield and Colne Valley Co-operative Party
- ****ADD your organisation here ****
PLEASE JOIN US!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if your organisation would like to sign the pledge.
We have a paper pledge that we can post out to you for use in social media or the pledge can be downloaded and printed here.
Worried about your energy bills?
United for Warm Homes is calling on the government to take urgent action to eradicate fuel poverty, insulate our homes, and create a fairer energy system that works for everyone. However, change won’t happen overnight, and many of us are facing difficult choices right now due to soaring gas prices and the cost-of-living crisis.
If you’re concerned about paying your energy bills or want to make changes to your home to bring bills down, here’s a list of organisations that may be able to help you.
The increase in energy bills is understandably worrying. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and would like to talk to someone, Mind has a list of support options bit.ly/3SSS9mS
Help for Households
Government website with information on dealing with the cost of living crisis and support available with energy bills. helpforhouseholds.campaign.gov.uk/
Simple Energy Advice
A government endorsed service with free and independent advice. Put in your details to access advice about changes you can make to your home and financial support you’re eligible for.
National Energy Action
National charity working to end fuel poverty who offer advice online and over the phone.
0800 304 7159
Your local Citizens Advice can help you find out what financial support you’re entitled to, how to ensure your home is energy efficient, and how to deal with your energy supplier. As well as advice on other topics.
0800 144 8848 (England)
0800 702 2020 (Wales)
Your energy supplier
It’s worth contacting your energy supplier directly if you’re struggling to pay your bills. They may have options available which could help you.
Kirklees has a dedicated Cost of Living support web page: www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/cost-of-living/index.aspx