Bank Workers Charity is pleased to support our partner Turn2us’ latest campaign Cut out the Cold.
Running from 14 January – 14 February 2015, the campaign will highlight the problems experienced by low income families and what support is available to help them heat their homes.
To highlight the battle with costly energy bills, Turn2us has released new research showing that three quarters of families struggle to heat their homes so that no one feels cold. Consequences are severe, with 75% of families saying it is negatively impacting the health of their children and over half (53%) saying their children’s school work has suffered due to cold homes.
Despite this, over half of the families interviewed by Turn2us do not think there is enough support, and families are not aware of the help that exists. For example, seven out of ten families have never heard of the Warm Home Discount, almost half (45%) had not checked their eligibility for benefits and 86% had not checked what free charitable grants may exist.
This is not an uncommon challenge for the Bank Workers Charity’s clients, who often experience financial difficulty when it comes to keeping their families warm in the face of expensive energy bills, yet are unaware of the types of help and assistance available.
Our website has a number of resources that can help, such as the Online Grant Checker, and guides on How to save energy in your home and switching energy supplier. In addition, throughout the course of the Cut out the Cold campaign (14 January - 14 February 2015) we will be publicising via Twitter (@BWCharity) the free tools and resources available to help families increase their household income and manage their energy costs.
Bank Workers Charity is here to support banker workers, ex-bank workers, and their families with life’s challenges.
Having the right information at the right time can make a huge difference when you are looking to make a positive change in your life. For more information on our range of services, visit our website (www.bwcharity.org.uk) or call our helpline on 0800 0234 834.