Combatting fuel poverty in Brighton
When people can’t afford to top up their prepayment meter, they have no heating in their home. Over a period of time, since there is no heat to dry it, the condensation can accumulate to create an unhealthy damp condition of mold or detached wallpaper as you see here. BHESCo is using the donations that we receive when you switch to Ecotricity to help people who are trying to get through the winter in freezing cold homes.
So far, we have visited four homes, stopping draughts, checking to see if people are on the best energy tariff, giving advice on how to remove damp and providing financial assistance to people who are in desperate need of support and cannot find it anywhere else. We aim to keep more people alive this winter. You can support our work by becoming a member of BHESCo.