Big Energy Saving Week!

Cut £hundreds from energy costs with Big Energy Saving Week

Wandsworth Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) will be out and about next week – 27th to 31st January – helping people to cut hundreds of pounds from their energy bills

As the rising cost of living continues to put pressure on household budgets the CAB, part of the Wandsworth Advice network, will be offering free advice to help consumers save energy, cut their bills and get all the support they are entitled to

Big Energy Saving Week is a national campaign run by Citizens Advice and supported by charities, the Government and the energy industry to help consumers check they are on the best deal, switch tariff or supplier and take up help to insulate their homes and reduce their energy usage

By taking action to check, switch and insulate, the CAB estimates consumers could make the following yearly savings on their energy bills:

–          £325 average saving from insulation and other energy saving measures

–          £100 average saving paying by direct debit rather than cash or cheque

–          Up to £200 saving for switching tariff or supplier if you have never switched before

Advisers from Wandsworth CAB will be at Asda Shopping Centre Clapham Junction on Friday 31st January 2014 from 10- 3pm to help residents find out how they can make sure they are not spending any more than they have to on their energy bills. Throughout the week beginning on 27th January, the CAB will also be providing local people with energy saving information displays at its two Citizens Advice Bureaux in Battersea (Mission House, 14 York Road SW11 3QJ) and Roehampton (166 Roehampton Lane, SW15 4HR). For opening times visit www.wandsworthcabx.org.uk

Phil Jew Chief Executive of Wandsworth CAB, said:

“During Big Energy Saving Week we’ll be helping consumers to check, switch and insulate to bring their energy costs down. The rising cost of living means that more and more people are finding that their household budgets won’t cover day to day essentials. We’re keen to make sure that no-one pays a penny more than they need to on energy costs. There are practical things that people can do to reduce their energy bills and help ease financial pressure.”

Patrick Torsney, Coordinator of Wandsworth Advice added:

“This is a great move by the advice charities in Wandsworth and shows a real benefit to them working together, identifying the issues affecting our community and then getting right out there and tackling it.”

Consumers can also get help and advice online at www.bigenergysavingweek.org.uk,  and join in the twitter chat on Thursday 30 January #BESW

You can see a full list of events at www.citizensadvice.org.uk/besw_events.htm.

For more information, contact Helen Botchey, Wandsworth CAB Social Policy Coordinator on 020 7042 0330 or social.policy@wandsworthcabx.org.uk.

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