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January 09 2017 | Articles | News

(Our energy advisor Naila showing Sharon an energy monitor)

Are you paying too much in energy bills? Or struggling around the home? Find out how we can help you.

Sharon Clarke, of Blackley, has severe arthritis, which makes it difficult for her to turn on her fire. As a result, she had her thermostat cranked right up, meaning her gas bill was sky-high. 

The strain on her finances was made worse by the £10.50 per-week she was paying as a result of the ‘Bedroom Tax’.

Saving money and making it easier to get around the home

Naila, our energy advisor, visited Sharon to see if we could save her money. While she was there, she discovered that Sharon had difficulty getting in and out of her bath.

Naila referred Sharon for adaptations to make using her bathroom easier. Not only that, but she helped Sharon change to a cheaper energy supplier and save over £100 by switching to a water meter. She applied for a Warm Home Discount on her behalf as well, shaving £140 off her electricity bill.

In total, Sharon now saves £487 a year, enabling her to stay in her home as she can better afford the ‘Bedroom Tax’. 

Sharon said: “The changes are going to make a massive difference to me. It’s going to make life a lot easier.”

Want to save on your energy bills?

Naila can help you – drop her a line by emailing naila.ilyas@northwardshousing.co.uk.

Want to adapt your home?

If you or anyone in your household struggles to get around your home, is disabled or has a visual or hearing impairment, we may be able to help you.

Find out more about equipment and adaptations