Survey to assess the extent of those in fuel poverty in Northumberland who use wood as a fuel source
This is a survey to assess the level of fuel poverty in Nothumberland and the feasibility of supplying seasoned wood logs to those in need. The idea is similar to a food bank in that goods are supplied for free but the log banks would not open to the public, it would be a delivery service only.
We would like to reach out to:
1 Every household in Northumberland affected by wood fuel poverty due to financial constraints, age, ill-health or isolation
2 Those who could help set up and supply a log bank
3 Potential volunteers
More than 1 in 10 households in England are in fuel poverty. The percentage of households in fuel poverty in Northumberland is above the national average.
The idea is to set up log banks at a few sites in Northumberland from which seasoned wood is supplied to those in need, or for whom access to logs is difficult. We would like to contact households who use wood - either entirely or partially - for heating their homes but are unable to afford it or who have difficulty in acquiring it.
The role of log donors is vital. There is a huge amount of felled wood lying around that farmers, forest managers, businesses and estate owners could donate and we want to ask for their help.
This would obviously be a charitable enterprise.
Please look at the questions below and answer if applicable. The information collected from this survey will not be shared; it will be encrypted and comply with data protection rules and only be seen by those establishing the log bank.