Community First's Affordable Warmth Project is helping people in Wychavon and Stratford District to stay warm and well at home.

The Affordable Warmth Project aims to help people stay warm and well  in their homes by giving them information about energy efficiency, putting them in touch with people who can help with advice about fuel tariffs and reducing bills, making sure that people are claiming the benefits they’re entitled to and tackling fuel debt.

We’ll also be encouraging people to take advantage of the offers already available for free insulation and energy home checks.

Community First have joined forces with Warwickshire Rural Community Council to support parishes along the Worcestershire Warwickshire border, including Bidford on Avon through our Affordable Warmth project.

Two locals, Alison and Sharon can help you to:

  • Check to make sure you are getting the best energy deal
  • Understand your fuel bills
  • Switch tariffs by shopping around to get a better price
  • Reduce costs by being more energy efficient around the home.
  • Keep well and active and join in with community events
  • Deal with fuel debt

The help is free and confidential and you can be assured of a warm welcome and speedy response whatever your enquiry, so please do get in touch.  The project is NOT governed by any of the utility companies, so all advice is impartial.

For Worcestershire, Sharon is working in these Wychavon parishes:

  • Badsey (WR11)
  • Bretforton,
  • Broadway (WR12)
  • Fladbury (WR10)
  • Harvington (WR11)
  • Hill and Moor
  • The Littletons (WR11)
  • Pinvin (WR10)
  • Throckmorten(WR10)
  • Wick (WR10)
  • And the Warwickshire boarder parish of Salford Priors

If you are interested in finding out more about this project or would like to volunteer to support the project, please contact:

Sharon Dore, Tel: 07974 741915   Email:


Understanding Fuel Poverty

The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has made four films intended to be used in training sessions to help raise increase the knowledge and understanding of fuel poverty amongst professionals and householders.

The four films cover the following topics:

·         Understanding fuel poverty

·         Tackling fuel poverty

·         Spotting the signs of fuel poverty: home visits

·         Living in fuel poverty

If you would like support in  helping the residents of your community then please contact Sharon Dore, Tel: 07974 741915   Email: