SP Energy Networks supercharges Liverpool Charity

Wed, June 3rd, 2020

SP Energy Networks supercharges Liverpool charity with emergency fund to help...

 SP Energy Networks supercharges Liverpool charity with emergency fund to help unpaid carers and their families


Local Solutions in Liverpool has benefited from support from electricity distributor SP Energy Networks to support an emergency fund for unpaid carers and their families who have been affected by Covid-19.

Local Solutions is among nine charities across the UK receiving funding to boost support for vulnerable people on the Priority Services Register. Funding from SP Energy Networks will help the charities deliver key services such as remote emotional wellbeing support, financial advice and medicine deliveries.

Local Solutions in Liverpool has received £5,896 to help 175 unpaid carers and their families with living costs, unexpected expenses and travel – through a new emergency fund for those affected by Covid-19 in the Liverpool City Region and North Wales.

The funding announcement follows SP Energy Networks and its parent company ScottishPower signing up to the C-19 Business Pledge. As well as keeping the lights on for 3.5 million households, SP Energy Networks has committed to help customers, employees and the communities it serves through recovery from Covid-19.

Guy Jefferson, Customer Service Director SP Energy Networks, said: “Alongside our crucial work to keep the lights on and the power flowing, we’re committed to supporting people in our communities throughout the recovery from Covid-19. Helping these important charities ensure that our most vulnerable customers in Liverpool have the help they need.

“If you’ve received a letter from the NHS advising you that you are ‘at risk’ from Covid-19 then I’d really encourage you to sign up for SP Energy Networks’ Priority Services Register so you can access these additional services.”

Steve Hawkins, Chief Executive of Local Solutions, said: "We work with people across the Liverpool Region and North Wales to improve people's lives who face disadvantage. SP Energy Networks' support will help 175 carers and their families through Liverpool Carers Centre's health and wellbeing service on Zoom, as well as enabling us to support carers in crisis during this difficult period. Unpaid carers continue to be our unsung heroes, caring for family members, often for many hours a day.”

People who have received a letter from the NHS advising them that they are ‘at risk’ and should take additional measures to protect themselves from Covid-19 are being advised to sign up for SP Energy Networks’ Priority Services Register. This provides free additional services to customers in vulnerable circumstances if there is an unexpected power cut. They should sign up at spenergynetworks.co.uk or text PSR to 61999.

More information about how SP Energy Networks is responding to Covid-19 is available at www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/covid.

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