UKIFDA Cold Weather Priority Scheme WCF Fuels North East

UKIFDA Cold Weather Priority Scheme 2021

We are proud to be part of the UKIFDA Cold Weather Priority Scheme

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What is Cold Weather Priority?

The Cold Weather Priority (CWP) enables heating oil suppliers like WCF Fuels North East to identify and prioritise elderly customers, aged 75+, to ensure they have the fuel they need to stay warm all winter.

Why Is The Cold Weather Priority Needed? 

According to the Office for National Statistics, there were an estimated 23,200 ‘excess winter deaths’ – meaning avoidable deaths where cold is a significant contributing factor – in England & Wales in the 2018 to 2019 winter period. We also know (from NICE – the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence) that over 80% of these avoidable deaths occur in people aged 75 and over.

The CWP scheme helps to identify customers who are 75+ so UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) member heating oil suppliers across the UK and the Republic of Ireland then know exactly who may be at risk and can take proactive steps to prioritise fuel deliveries to these customers, particularly during times of fuel shortages or extreme cold weather.

This potentially life-saving initiative costs heating oil customers absolutely nothing and you only need to ask us by calling 0191 5186770 or email us at to become a member.