As one of the UK’s leading independent energy efficiency companies we strongly believe in supporting the East Midlands Fuel Poverty Forums and have sponsored them for several years now.
The Forums were created by National Energy Action (NEA) – a national charity seeking to end fuel poverty in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Nicky Swetnam of NEA spoke about our sponsorship recently saying, “Ellipse Energy has supported us for the past two years and I am delighted that they have decided to continue working with us. Their support means that we can offer free places at each Forum, providing an opportunity for practitioners to share knowledge and best practice in the fight against fuel poverty.”
“Sadly fuel poverty remains a huge problem in the UK with the latest figures estimating that around 4.5 million households fall into fuel poverty; that’s 17% of all households. Fuel poverty is caused by low incomes, rising energy prices and energy inefficient housing. Ellipse Energy’s expertise in energy efficiency makes them a very knowledgeable, as well as generous, partner.”
Our Managing Director, Cuan Forrest, was one of the speakers at the latest East Midlands Fuel Poverty Forum held at our Head Office at DOCK in Leicester. Over 50 people attended from both the private and public sectors; people committed to finding solutions to end fuel poverty. Cuan spoke after the Forum saying, “We’re very happy to continue supporting NEA and its Fuel Poverty Forums. The last few that have taken place we hosted at DOCK in Leicester and we are delighted that they are growing in terms of attendance with representatives from charities, energy companies, councils and housing associations, as well as the NHS and other health representatives.
“With 77% of households that are in fuel poverty classed as vulnerable, that is containing children, the elderly or someone with a long-term illness or disability, if we can help raise awareness of the issue and potential solutions then we’re happy to do so.”
“Our commitment to energy efficiency and helping people out of fuel poverty is a company-wide one. The team at Ellipse Energy are taking Fuel Debt courses, designed and delivered by NEA, so that we can proactively work with our clients to help their tenants get out of fuel poverty. It’s about adding value to our clients but it’s also about doing the right thing and working together to end fuel poverty.”
For further information on NEA please visit http://www.nea.org.uk/
The next Fuel Poverty Forum takes place at DOCK, 75 Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NU on the 9th March 2017 from 9am – 1pm.
Click here to find out more: http://www.nea.org.uk/the-difference-we-make/events/categories/fuel-poverty-forum/