Worried about keeping warm this winter or hoping to save money on your fuel bills? CRCC is back once again as a Gold Partner for Big Energy Saving Week 2016. It is a joint project between Citizens Advice, Government and voluntary and charitable organisations like Cornwall Rural Community Charity (CRCC).
CRCC knows that energy bills are one of the top financial concerns for households and for the last five years they have been supporting BESW to highlight positive, practical actions that help people take control of bills and save money.
The main message of BESW is to:
CHECK – How to save money on your fuel bills by checking that you’re not paying more than you need to (it’s helpful to bring along your energy bills to one of the events)
SWITCH – Information and guidance on how to switch your energy supplier
SAVE – Ideas and simple steps to make your home more energy efficient
Here’s some examples of the FAQ questions that CRCC are able to help with…
What if you are on a prepayment meter? What if you have a debt? What is collective switching? What grants are available to help people who are struggling? What’s the Winter Fuel Allowance and the Priority Services Register?
EVENTS DURING BESW
Monday 31 October – Tesco Wadebridge, 10am-4pm
Tuesday 1 November – Co-op, Liskeard, 10am-4pm
Wednesday 2 November – Lemon Quay, Truro, 10am-1pm
Thursday 3 November – Wesleyan Chapel, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, 10am – 5pm
Friday 4 November – Penzance Farmers Market, 9.30am-1pm
CRCC are also on the Isles of Scilly, 2, 3 & 4 November, delivering free IT sessions, energy awareness sessions and home visits.
There is a chance for people to win £100 of energy saving goodies by sharing their energy saving top tip here – www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/J93PTGD – open to all residents in Cornwall.
If you are interested in having your own free energy session for your local group, please contact CRCC to arrange it.
If you would like free energy awareness training for frontline workers or would like to find out more about an event, please contact CRCC, [email protected] or call 01872 273952. Also take a look at twitter: @CornwallRCC #BESW16 and www.bigenergysavingweek.org.uk