Westville Working with Social and Private Landlords to Tackle Fuel Poverty

Mar 20, 2024 | General News

Fuel poverty remains an ongoing challenge in the UK, impacting millions of households across the country. Defined as the inability to affordably heat a home to an adequate standard, it poses significant risks to the health and well-being of individuals and families, particularly during the colder months. In the pursuit of addressing this pressing issue, organisations like Westville are taking proactive steps to collaborate with both social and private landlords, aiming to alleviate the burden of fuel poverty on vulnerable communities.

Westville, a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions, has long been committed to combating fuel poverty through innovative strategies and partnerships. By working closely with social and private landlords, they recognise the critical role that housing providers play in ensuring the energy efficiency of properties and the affordability of heating bills for tenants.

According to the UK Fuel Poverty Monitor by the National Energy Action, the scale of fuel poverty remains staggering, with over 6 million households affected nationwide. Factors such as low incomes, high energy prices, and inefficient housing stock contribute to this complex issue, highlighting the need for collaborative efforts from various parties.

Through its partnership initiatives, Westville aims to implement tailored solutions that address the specific needs of both social and private rental sectors. By conducting energy assessments and retrofitting properties with energy-efficient measures, such as insulation and heating upgrades, they strive to improve the thermal performance of homes, ultimately reducing energy bills and alleviating the burden of fuel poverty for tenants.

Additionally, Westville’s engagement with landlords extends beyond mere installations; they provide comprehensive support and guidance on accessing available funding and incentives for energy efficiency improvements. By navigating complex regulatory frameworks and leveraging financial assistance schemes, they empower landlords to make informed decisions that benefit both their properties and tenants.

Westville’s commitment to tackling fuel poverty is underscored by their dedication to sustainability and social responsibility. By promoting energy efficiency and affordable warmth, they not only enhance the living conditions of individuals and families but also contribute to broader environmental goals, reducing carbon emissions and mitigating climate change.

Case Study

See how Westville worked with the NCHA to improve the insulation and increase energy ratings of council owned properties in the Ollerton Area

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To learn more about Westville’s initiatives and how they’re collaborating with landlords to tackle fuel poverty, contact [email protected] or fill out the form below. Together, through strategic partnerships and concerted action, we can work towards a future where no one has to choose between heating their home and putting food on the table.