Who we can support through Energising Communties?

Generally speaking, we can support people who fulfil one or more of the following criteria:

Low income | Living with debt | Physical or mental health issues | Dementia | Disabled | In emergency accommodation | Poor housing conditions | In receipt of benefits

Where we work

Our Energising Communities teams can currently support people if they live in:

Blackpool, Barnsley, Burnley, Kirklees, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Rochdale, Staffordshire Moorlands, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland

Note: In addition to Energising Communities, Groundwork’s Green Doctors are supporting people across the UK through other schemes. If you are in an area not listed above, please visit the Green Doctor section of the main Groundwork website to see if other Green Doctor projects can help instead.

Other Green Doctor Support

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“It’s hard financially when it’s the winter months. Having small children as well, it’s important to keep warm. The Green Doctors came and showed me how to save energy, apply for grants and put reflective panels behind the radiators, which helped a lot.”

Clare, resident supported by a Green Doctor visit


Get support for yourself

Information for householders

Find out how a Green Doctor can help you if you are in an eligible group and area covered by Energising Communities.

Get support for someone else

Information for organisations

Find out how to request Green Doctor support for someone in an eligible group and area covered by Energising Communities.

Online help

For people in areas we don’t cover

Unfortunately, our Green Doctors are not able to work everywhere yet, but they have created some online guides to help you.