Energy bills for 33 care homes in Northamptonshire cancelled for two months

The free energy is part of a company-wide initiative to help during the pandemic

By Carly Odell
Thursday, 7th May 2020, 11:24 am
Updated Thursday, 7th May 2020, 11:26 am

An energy company has waived bills for several care homes across Northamptonshire.

Drax Group will give 33 care homes in the county free energy for two months in a bid to help during the pandemic.

Homes belonging to Care Management Group, Hampton Midland Care and more will receive free power as part of the energy company’s nationwide initiative.

Some care homes will be given a helping hand in the form of free energy.

Drax Group CEO, Will Gardiner said: “We’re working hard to offer more support to our customers and communities during this crisis.

“Care homes are critically important – they do incredible work looking after some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and we know this pandemic is putting them under immense pressure.

“As a gesture of appreciation for the excellent work these businesses are doing, we’re cancelling their energy bills for a couple of months.”

Shaw Healthcare, the company responsible for several care homes across Northamptonshire, is another one of the care providers that will receive free power.

Mike Smith, Shaw Healthcare chief operating officer, said: “Our teams are working very hard in some really challenging circumstances at the moment.

“Not having to pay our energy bills for two months means we can redistribute our funds to buy essential items like PPE to ensure our employees are supported to give our residents the level of care they deserve.

“Well done to the Dax Group for recognising that the social care sector is very much on the frontline of this crisis.”

The free energy is part of a wider package of support from Drax worth £636,000, including donating laptops to school children and a sum to a charity helping businesses during this time.

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