What is Cold Weather Priority?
The Cold Weather Priority (CWP) is an industry-wide program created by The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) that enables heating oil suppliers to identify and prioritise elderly customers, aged 75+, to ensure they have the fuel they need to stay warm all winter.
According to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), there are around 40,000 ‘excess winter deaths’, meaning avoidable deaths where cold is a significant contributing factor, in the UK each year. We also know from NICE that over 80% of these avoidable deaths occur in people aged 75 and over.
The CWP scheme helps us to identify customers who are 75+ so we know exactly who may be at risk and can take pro-active steps to prioritise fuel deliveries to these customers, particularly during times of fuel shortages or extreme cold weather.
If you, or a family member is over 75 years old, please contact us to take part in the CWP program. We will do our best to ensure that the needs of our CWP members are met in times of fuel shortage and cold weather.
To sign up, please call 01837 55700.