Fuel poverty

Fuel poverty work in West Oxford

Combating fuel poverty in West Oxford has been an important part of LCWO’s work for the last five years.  You can read more about the work to date here.

LCWO continues to work closely with Oxford City Council and the Affordable Warmth Network to make sure relevant and up-to-date information is available to residents of West Oxford who are vulnerable to fuel poverty.

Better Housing Better Health – for private rented or home owners

Free helpline: 0800 107 0044
Email: bhbh@nef.org.uk
Website: www.bhbh.org.uk

Talk to them for free, impartial, expert advice about reducing energy bills; heating your home affordably and efficiently; grants and financial assistance; free talk for groups.

LEAP – Local Energy Advice Programme – free for local residents

Website: www.applyforleap.org.uk
Phone: 0800 060 7567

Free service from Oxford City Council for eligible Oxford residents – check eligibility here.

Energy Advice Officers at Oxford City Council – for Council tenants

Email: energyadvice@oxford.gov.uk
Phone: 01865 252372

Free home energy advice visits for all council tenants.  They can also refer to other support services, if you wish.

Oxford Home Improvement Agency (Oxford City Council) – for home owners

Website: www.oxford.gov.uk/info/20115/home_improvement_agency
Email: HIA@oxford.gov.uk

For homeowners over 60, on a low income, or suffering from a long term health condition or disability and who are vulnerable.

Private Sector Safety Team (PSST) – for those in private rented accommodation

Email: psst@oxford.gov.uk
Phone: 01865 252658

Can investigate, provide advice and take enforcement action against landlords in rented properties that present unsuitable and unsafe living conditions such as excess cold (poor energy efficiency), damp and mould.