Not Just Financial Poverty

Fuel Poverty – Not Just Financial Poverty

One of the directors of Paraplanning Hub has been a Trustee of a Charity called Middlesbrough Environment City (MEC) for over 10 years. The charity has a remit to work across Middlesbrough and the Tees Valley to promote healthy and sustainable living.

Friday 24th of January saw the launch of the South Tees Affordable Warmth Partnership  – Fuel Poverty Action Plan.

The launch of this new partnership is building on the Affordable Warmth work that has been done to date, working together to give our most vulnerable residents all the help and support they need to stay safe and warm at home – especially during the coldest months.

Winter warmth projects are aimed at anyone who is vulnerable to the cold weather, but they particularly focus on reaching:

  • Older people (Over 65)
  • People with health conditions which are made worse by the cold weather eg cardiovascular disease, lung disease, and asthma;
  • People living with sensory loss, or dementia and their carers;
  • People with disabilities and mobility problems.
  • Young families with children under 5.

It will be exciting to see the results of this project unfold as the new partnership develops.

Paraplanning Hub will continue to support the work of MEC, providing in-kind help and advice as and when required.