UK Power Networks, the electricity distribution company for London and the East and South East of England, is keen to get information out to parishes about its free Priority Services Register. The Priority Services Register ensures that the organisation provides extra help to those who may need it in the event of a power cut. Those registered receive a welcome pack with useful advice about preparing for a power cut and tailored support in the event of a power cut if needed such as home visits, hot meals, advice and keeping friends and relatives updated.
Siobhan Meehan of UK Power Networks says: “In the rare event of a power cut, those registered can get help from UK Power Networks. This company looks after the electricity network in your parish (no matter who you pay your energy bill to) and also runs a free Priority Services Register for people with medical needs, families with babies and the elderly. Being on the Register gives you free access during a power cut to services including a welcome pack with useful advice about preparing for a power cut, a home visit by our staff or the British Red Cross and a 24-hour priority phone number.”