We are Groundwork Oldham & Rochdale, a community charity with a green heart. We help people to carry out hundreds of green projects every year.
Our ‘Green Doctors’ project needs your support. The project will provide personal budgeting and financial skills training to people living in the most disadvantaged parts of Rochdale and Oldham, Greater Manchester.
The project aims to provide people with the skills to make their money go further, by setting budgets, shopping around, reducing fuel bills and through installing our free, energy-saving measures.
This service will be delivered in people’s homes, linked to Groundwork’s existing fuel poverty programmes, delivered by qualified ‘Green Doctors’.
Funding will allow our ‘Green Doctors’ to carry out home visits to 200 households in Rochdale, working with at least 200 residents, who are struggling to pay their bills.
With the addition of funding from our local Clinical Commissioning Group, we will be able to deliver one-to-one tailored appointments, financial capability training and installation of free, energy-saving measures.
We will also train local volunteer ‘energy champions’ to continue the project after the funding ends.