Lymm Community Energy (LCE) ran a successful event on 24th January during the Big Energy Saving Week (BESW) which was designed to help consumers understand their energy use, cut their bills and get the financial support to which they are entitled. About 30 local residents attended the event and one-to-one advice was provided to 16 who brought along their energy bills. Savings of between £120 and over £500 per year by switching tariffs or suppliers were identified and advice was also given on energy efficiency improvements.
Feedback questionnaires showed that 90% of those helped would be confident to switch and 85% intended to Check Switch Save after the event. Typical comments included:
“…very confident about switching thanks to advice given”
“…enabled me to go back to current energy supplier and negotiate a much better deal”
“…switch went smoothly following help provided”
A guide to help consumers understand energy and make savings was provided at the event and can be downloaded here.
LCE will continue to offer free and impartial advice on:
- Understanding and paying your energy bills;
- Getting the best deal from energy suppliers;
- Checking on your eligibility for financial support;
- Making your home more energy efficient.
If you would like more details, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We are planning to run a series of advice sessions at Lymm Sanctuary Hub based in the Lymm Library Annexe, Davies Way, Lymm WA13 0QW and will confirm details soon.
BESW is a partnership campaign between Citizens Advice and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and many other organisations. For more details see: http://www.bigenergysavingweek.org.uk