Northern Powergrid is the electricity distribution network operator that provides power to customers in the Northeast. They have a Priority Service for people who feel that they would benefit from receiving priority treatment during a power cut. For example people with long term medical conditions. Registering with the service means you will receive priority treatment during a power cut. They can help you to plan for a power cut, keep you informed and send assistance.
You can register on their website at www.northernpowergrid.com/priority or call them.