New energy helpline available for Morecambe and Lancaster residents

A social enterprise has this week launched a free helpline to support households in Lancaster and Morecambe make the most of new government funding.

Monday, 28th September 2020, 3:46 pm
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The North Lancashire Green Homes Advice Service can advise on low carbon heating, insulation and other technologies that are now attracting millions of pounds in grants.

It can also help residents find trusted local installers to undertake surveys, offer quotes and provide the detailed technical advice required by the Green Homes Grant and other government schemes.

The service is being run by Green Rose CIC - a not for profit organisation that aims to reduce energy bills and make homes more sustainable.

Georgina Sommerville, Green Rose Director, said: “Our mission is to make people aware of the grants and other help available to them, so that local homes are greener, healthier and cheaper to run.”

The funding for the Lancashire Green Homes Advice Service comes from MORE Renewables, a community energy organisation that develops renewable energy projects in the Morecambe Bay area.

Anne Chapman, MORE Director said: “We’re delighted to support this project as we want to ensure that local people are encouraged to make full use of grant schemes to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Over 70% of homes need upgrading if they are going to be fit for a zero-carbon future, so this service is an excellent way to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help tackle the climate crisis.”

Lancashire residents can access the Green Homes Advice Service by calling freephone 0800 702 2528. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. They can also e-mail [email protected] and request a call back at a convenient time.