Energy advisers from Citizens Advice will be on hand to give free advice to local residents at two Dorset events as part of #FuelPovertyAwarenessDay.
The free events will both take place on Thursday 30th November in Poole and Weymouth, where advisers can help people who may be struggling with their energy costs, want energy saving advice or to check to see if they are eligible for grants or financial support. We will have information for residents to take away. There will also be free winter warmer giveaways.
The event in Poole will be held at Delfino Lounge, Falkland Square, BH15 1ER, 9.30am-12pm and the Weymouth event will be on the same day, Thursday 30th November, 9.30am-12pm at Nautico Lounge, St Thomas Street, DT4 8EL.
Ros Dignan, Project Coordinator, Dorset Energy Unit, said: “As we approach the winter months, people are having to make really difficult decisions between switching their heating on or buying food. We want people to know that there is help available. Come and have a chat with our friendly advisers in confidence, no appointment is necessary. We are supported at these events by the local Citizens Advice offices, Ridgewater Energy from Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP) and Healthy Homes Dorset”.
The Dorset Energy Unit is also offering free energy advice training to frontline workers who work with people who are facing difficulty heating their homes. The online training course will provide simple energy saving tips and advice about available grants.
Ros adds: “There are lots of people who would find this training really useful. It provides an overview of how to help vulnerable people with their energy costs and what financial support packages are available and how to apply.”
National Energy Action’s Fuel Poverty Awareness Day is on 30th November 2023 #FuelPovertyAwarenessDay
The Citizens Advice Energy Unit can be contacted on 01929 775500 where you will be asked to leave a message and an adviser will return your call. Alternatively, email: [email protected].
For general advice and support call the Dorset Adviceline on our freephone line 0800 144 8848 (Textphone: 0800 144 8884), 10am-4pm weekdays or visit www.edpcitizensadvice.org.uk
Photo caption: Keep Warm This Winter with Citizens Advice
For more information contact: Sian Smith, Comms Officer, tel: 01929 408947, email: [email protected]