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    Loss of gas – Ingham 10 Jul 2024 12: 30 PM
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    Easier Warmth

    Where we help people stay warm and independent in their homes, regardless of their personal circumstances

    Living in a warm and comfortable home should be a given for everyone. Sadly, for around two million of our customers, this is not the case.

    Our gas network covers some of the most deprived areas in the UK, so we see first-hand the impact that choosing between eating and heating can have on people’s lives. We want to play our part by providing access to easier warmth now and in the future, through supporting those who are struggling the most.

    This means ensuring we can spot the signs of customers living in vulnerable situations and fuel poverty, and having access to the tools and expertise to be able to offer the best possible interventions without delay.

    We work with well-established safeguarding partners to offer a range of support packages, from energy and income advice to appliance repairs or replacements, all at no cost to the household. Although there is still much uncertainty over how the UK will move from fossil fuels to greener sources of energy for heating homes, the energy transition must consider the needs of everyone, especially those who are in vulnerable situations.

    Through engaging with customers and stakeholders, we will ensure that our communities have a voice, and that all our customers fully understand the energy options available, so that they can make the right decision for their circumstances.

    Easier Warmth goals
    One Million

    people with interventions that can improve affordability of home heating reached by 2026

    50% of households

    in our networks know that hydrogen is a viable option for heating their homes – with over half of these located in the most disadvantaged areas of our networks by 2030

    Additional commitments
    4300

    front line colleagues, provided with annual customer safeguarding training provided to enable them to identify and support customers in fuel poverty and vulnerable situations

    By 2026

    we will have direct conversations with over two million of our customers to inform them of our priority services register, which will ensure that they are provided with tailored services

    250,000

    By 2026, we will provide over 500,000 free CO alarms to customers living in vulnerable situations.

    26,000

    boilers and appliances replaced, repaired or serviced at no cost to the household

    Providing services for all

    Our Customer Vulnerability Strategy builds upon the work we’ve already undertaken to help protect customers in vulnerable situations.

    Our new strategy is our most ambitious and challenging to date. It details our goal of keeping all our customers safe, warm and independent in their homes as well as our ambition to never leave a customer vulnerable without gas. Read more about it here

    We’re involved in over 39 VCMA (Vulnerability and Carbon Monoxide Allowance) projects which together will deliver over £80 million in society benefits. More detail on our projects can be found here

    Sustainable Development Goals

       

    We Are Contributing Towards

    What are we doing?

    Electric vehicles
    Ansty HQ Development
    Military Community Gold Award
    Hydrogen awareness
    Eliminating Waste
    Biodiversity - Site Husbandry
    Warm Hubs and Centres for Warmth
    Race at Work Charter
    Priority Services Register
    Carbon Monoxide Awareness
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