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For almost 20 years, Age UK (formerly Age Concern) and E.ON have worked in partnership delivering energy related community projects and services.

E.ON is continuing to use their energy expertise to provide energy solutions to vulnerable older people and has invested significant resources into a project called EnergyRight. EnergyRight focuses on improving energy efficiency in the homes of older people through research, providing information and training on energy efficiency, and local events.

In 2009, the EnergyRight programme worked with 15 local Age Concerns delivering ongoing energy efficiency projects and also ran EnergyRight Week in October with a further 10 local Age Concerns, running events for over 3,200 older people.

We also conducted a national research survey talking to over 2,000 older people to understand their energy efficiency needs and behaviour and produced an energy efficiency information guide that was distributed to over 30,000 people. You can download this information guide, Save more pay less, from the box on the right.  

For more information, email our corporate team on corporate@ageuk.org.uk, visit the opens link in new window opens link in new window E.ON community website.

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