Colin Partnership Oil Club Featured on UTV
UTV Live Tonight ran a piece on the Oil Club scheme featuring Bryson Energy, Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Colin Partnership. Please click HERE to view.
Segment 30th June @ 24.35mins
Do You Need Help With Minor Home Repairs?
The Bryson Energy Handyperson Service provides low cost repairs and minor jobs for older people living in the greater Belfast area. The service is fully insured and staff are police checked.
Examples of the type of work undertaken
Fitting curtain rails and shelves
Repairs to doors, cupboards & windowsFixing loose floorboards
Fitting Carbon Monoxide alarms
Parts and materials
The client pays for these. In cases where the client has difficulty sourcing materials for example due to mobility problems assistance may be provided.
If you would like to use the Bryson Energy Handyperson service or if you would like to find out more about the range of tasks that can be completed contact
The Handyperson service does not include work which is the responsibility of the private landlord or social housing provider.
Home Safety Checks
This scheme provides a thorough safety check with the aim of eliminating hazards and fitting small aids where they are needed. Home safety checks are open to everyone regardless of tenure.
Why Home Safety Checks are important?
Safety checks are particularly important for:
Any older person who has had a fall or feels they are at risk of a fall
Anyone aged over 60 living alone
Horizon 2020 - A call for partnership
Horizon 2020, the main instrument for funding research and innovation in the EU, is open and has an emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. Bryson Energy’s team has a wealth of knowledge in the delivery of successful EU projects having participated as a partner in SAVE II, Intelligent Energy for Europe and Interreg programmes.
Building on our experience of delivering EU projects on energy advice, eco labelling and consumer engagement Bryson Energy is co-ordinator for a proposal to the EE-10 call: Consumer Engagement for Energy Efficiency submitted in June 2015.
Oil Buying Clubs Scheme - For lower cost oil, join our club
Households are benefitting from reduced heating costs as the Housing Executive and Bryson Energy work in partnership alongside community groups to establish a network of 27 oil buying clubs across Northern Ireland.
To date we have established 20 Oil Clubs across the country and have completed our first oil buys in Ballinascreen (Draperstown) in County Derry and Richmount (Portadown) in County Armagh.
In Draperstown 9,050 litres was ordered for 14 members and the price negotiated by Bryson Energy was 35.8p per litre – won by Nicholl Oils.
We ordered 2,200 Litres of oil for 6 members of Richmount Oil Buying Club at 36ppl from Lisburn Fuels.
On average 500 litres cost the members £179.50, the average price for 500 litres on the Consumer Council website was £200.02, so an average saving of £20.52 was achieved (10.26%).
Raymond Gormley (Scheme manager) from Bryson Energy said:
“Oil is the main fuel for almost 70% of homes in Northern Ireland and its price remains changeable. We are delighted with the positive response from those living in the Draperstown and Richmount areas and with the results from the first oil fills.”
Pictured celebrating the first fill are (back l-r) Jenna Coey (Bryson Energy), Robert Clements (Housing Executive) and Stephen Hunter (Bryson Energy); Front (l-r) Roisin Murray (Ballinascreen Credit Union Board member and Oil Club member); Gearóid O’Neill (Ballinascreen Credit Union)