Tackling fuel poverty accross

Essex, Southend and Thurrock

You may have high heating costs as a result of a health condition, or because your house is draughty and loses a lot of heat, or your boiler is old and inefficient. You may be on a low income. All of these things can mean that people cut back on their heating use, or get into serious arrears with their supplier or cut back in other areas – such as food or essentials. None of these consequences are good for your physical, financial, or emotional wellbeing. Citizens Advice Essex is proud to lead on a range of projects designed to support fuel poor residents from Essex better afford their energy costs. Staffed by experienced, professional advisers, based in local Citizens Advice offices around Essex, our services are resourced by the Warm Homes Fund and the Energy Redress Fund. We can help with: Maximising your income to make sure you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to Helping you with fuel debt – if you have already fallen to arrears (in some cases we can apply to trusts and foundations to help pay these off – giving you a fresh start) Energy saving around the home Energy tariffs - are you on the best one for you? Access to grants for energy saving improvements – we can help you find the best scheme and help you apply Access to emergency fuel payments We can also provide free energy saving devices around the home.

Call the Citizens Advice Essex

Tacking Fuel Poverty Together

team on 0808 189 6550

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