Westville Group managing director Sean Stevenson has been working with Nottingham University’s Energy Innovation Department on a fantastic new project to try and reduce fuel poverty across the region.
Here at Westville Group we find it shocking that in the United Kingdom in the 21st century we still have so many families living in poverty – being able to afford to keep their home heated on a regular basis.
The official number of families in fuel poverty varies however the latest Government survey on the matter suggested that 11.1% of households are official fuel poor – this equates to over 2.5 million households, and millions of people suffering in the cold.
We are always looking to do all that we can here to bring attention to this issue and help to reduce it as much as possible, which is why our managing director Sean Stevenson has recently been working with Nottingham University on an interesting project to tackle fuel poverty.
Together, we have mapped out the residential property stock across Nottingham City, Derby City and Mansfield to identify areas of high fuel poverty and low insulation levels.
By finding this information we are able to find the areas where this problem is most prominent, and identify the properties that we can help by providing increased insulation measures and grants.
This work was done with the assistance of two masters students who carried out internships with us, and moving forwards we hope that having this information will help us to make a dent in the significant fuel poverty numbers in the East Midlands.
For more information regarding home insulation grants and any anti fuel poverty measures, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Westville team on 0800 1583605.