Citizens Advice Rural Cambs has won a grant to help people cut energy bills
Citizens Advice Rural Cambs (CARC) has won a grant to provide advice to local people who may need extra support with their energy bills, particularly the elderly or those on low incomes.
The charity has secured funding from the Energy Best Deal Extra (EDBx) programme to provide one-to-one advice throughout the winter. Advisers will help people find the best deal on fuel and ensure they are getting all the help they can from both energy suppliers and the government.
CARC is one of 140 local Citizens Advice across the UK to benefit from the funding, provided by eight national energy suppliers. EBDx advice appointments will be carried out by qualified advisers in local Citizens Advice offices, or by telephone.
Nick Blencowe, chief officer of CARC said: “We know that people are often forced to make a choice between putting the heating on and being able to buy food. This funding will make a massive difference to people in the Fenland area, giving them the information they need to help them stay warm.”
EBDx advice appointments will cover a range of areas, including:
● Understanding tariffs and switching tariffs
● Information about energy efficiency measures and grants
● Benefit entitlement checks for eligibility and applications for Warm Home
Discount (WHD), rebates available from energy suppliers and the Priority
● Help to understand billing, meter readings and payment methods
● Advice on dealing with fuel debt, including accessing financial support to pay off fuel debts through charitable grants, and ongoing payment plans.
Citizens Advice has been delivering tailored one-to-one energy advice through the Energy Best Deal extra (EDBx) programme since 2012.
To book an appointment please call our Adviceline on 0344 245 1292