British Gas Energy Trust: Healthy Homes Project

This project ended on 31 March 2017 and an Impact Report has now been published: 

BGET – Impact Report Jan 2016 – March 2017 – FINAL

Citizens Advice in Dorset worked with other agencies, led by Dorset Community Action, on a project to help people living in fuel poverty across Dorset. This project was funded by the British Gas Energy Trust which is an independent charity and a separate legal entity to British Gas.

The project brought together a number of partners including Age UK Dorchester and Citizens Advice  to give advice on welfare benefits and access to grants and other financial help; Magna Housing Association  working with the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team to identify tenants who might benefit from a wood-burning stove; Dorset Mental Health Forum to provide training to staff to understand the experiences of those with mental health needs, and  Wyvern Savings and Loans to provide low-cost loans for people struggling to pay fuel bills.

A number of local Citizens Advice offices continue to offer advice to those living in fuel poverty; for details contact:

01929 775500