Ed Miliband sees real homes, real change in Doncaster

The NHC was pleased to meet with Shadow Climate and Net Zero Secretary Ed Miliband MP on a recent visit to see green home upgrades carried out on council homes managed by St Leger Homes in Doncaster.

 NHC Executive Director (Policy and Public Affairs), Brian Robson joined Mr Miliband and colleagues from the ALMO and City Council on a visit to homes in the Wheatley and Armthorpe area of the city, which are benefitting from a Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund-backed scheme to install external wall insulation.  The upgrades will make homes warmer, cheaper to heat and green energy ready.

Commenting, Brian said:

“It was good to meet with Ed and to see for ourselves the great work NHC members are doing to deliver real change to real homes. I was keen to stress to him the importance of an ambitious, long-term, devolved energy efficiency programme which would enable our members to keep this great work going and ensure more homes benefit.  In his Shadow Cabinet role, Ed was also keen to understand more about our sector’s plans to roll-out clean heat solutions, and to be briefed on the recommendations of the Social Housing Tenants’ Climate Jury. Huge thanks go to St Leger Homes and City of Doncaster Council for ensuring that this influential local MP saw these works for himself.”

The NHC is keen to share further examples of green home upgrade schemes with local MPs and Peers. If your organisation would like to work with us to organise a visit, please contact Jo Wilson (Head of Policy) at joanne.wilson@northern-consortium.org.uk