The Citizens Advice service is running Big Energy Saving Week (22-27 October 2012) to help people prepare for winter.
CAB advisers will be out and about across the country helping people save money on their energy bills, get advice on any fuel debts and make sure people are getting all of the help available.
Newcastle CAB will be running two special Energy Saving Advice Sessions in the City to help local people:
Advisers will be helping local people to reduce the size of their energy bills and save money. Everyone should check that they are getting the best deal and are using the cheapest way to pay energy bills. CAB advisers will help local residents to look at switching energy suppliers to see if they can find a better deal elsewhere. Using less energy is another way to cut bills, - switching off lights, turning down thermostats and improving insulation can all make a difference.
The events are free, and open to anyone who wants energy advice.
Newcastle CAB is working in close partnership with staff from the City Council’s Energy Services Team who will also be providing advice at the two sessions.
Councillor Joyce McCarty, Deputy Leader of the Council, said: “We want people to get ready for winter now, and make sure that they are not paying too much for fuel, or wasting energy. Fuel poverty is a big problem for us all in Newcastle and the Council is keen to support these CAB Big Energy Week events to help local residents.”
More information is available at www.bigenergysavingweek.org.uk. Free, independent help and advice on how to save energy in the home is also available on the Energy Saving Trust helpline on 0300 123 1234.
Page last updated: 21 October, 2012