Facebook Campaign enables us to measure response and retarget from campaigns we run on Facebook and Instagram

Green Doctors are on the case in Enfield

Published on:

28 September 2017

Share this article:

Residents in Enfield can book a visit from a ‘Green Doctor’ to help reduce their fuel bills, save money and improve their health.

- Enfield’s Fuel Poverty Service is offering to help residents save energy and money
- Green Doctors will provide advice and tips to eligible residents
- Enfield Council is committed to helping households that are inadequately heated

Residents in Enfield can book a visit from a ‘Green Doctor’ to help reduce their fuel bills, save money and improve their health.

The Local Energy Advice Programme (LEAP) helps to deliver small but powerful energy efficiency measures to eligible residents. It can be accessed with a referral from Enfield Council officers and in conjunction with charities and housing associations.

The scheme is fully funded by a grant from the government’s Warm Home Discount Scheme and approved by the energy watchdog, Ofgem.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration & Business, Cllr Alan Sitkin, said: “Enfield Council is committed to reducing the impact of the cold to all residents and it has pledged to reduce fuel poverty, as part of its Warm Homes strategy.

“Thousands of households in Enfield live in cold or inadequately heated homes. Enfield Council is committed to tackling this issue head-on. The smallest alterations can make a huge difference to the heat efficiency of your home. If you are eligible, why not book a visit from the doctor? The Green Doctor can help your health, your comfort, and your wallet!”

The scheme checks eligibility and will then organise a home energy visit from a Green Doctor, provided by charity Groundwork London. The doctor will then advise on a range of energy saving measures which could include:
• Improving insulation
• Repairing boiler controls
• Blocking open, unused chimneys
• Using radiator reflective panels
• Hot water tank insulation
• Draught proofing
• Using low energy light bulbs
• Switching energy supplier
• Checking proper use of heating controls
• An income maximisation service to help take control of bills and deal with debt

Residents can be referred to the service by Enfield Council or by a third sector organisation. The project has already been accessed by the Council’s Adult Social Care Department and other organisations such as the Over-50s Forum and the Ruth Winston Centre.

In coming weeks, there will be more information for Enfield residents about how the Council is working towards becoming an even greener borough and creating strong communities by improving the quality of residents’ lives. Keep an eye out for the launch of Enfield’s new microsite and follow @EnfieldCouncil on Twitter along with the hashtag #SustainableEnfield.