Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

Visit the National Energy Action Fuel Poverty Awareness Day Webpage https://www.nea.org.uk/ for information about how you can get involved on Fuel Poverty Awareness Day.

Let Jo Peck at Rural Action Derbyshire know what you are doing and whether your organisation has any additional information that they can share on the topic of Fuel Poverty. Jo can pass this on to networks and though social media. https://www.ruralactionderbyshire.org.uk/faqs/joanne-peck

Anyone struggling to pay fuel bills – for information and support on the following issues go to the Citizen’s Advice Bureau webpages

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/energy/energy-supply/

• A problem with your fuel bill
• Struggling to pay your fuel bill
• How to switch energy providers
• Problems with your supply
• Problems with your meter (including pre-payment meters)

The following organisations and projects also provide information and support:

Derbyshire County Council – Keep Warm in Winter
Warmer Derby & Derbyshire
Citizen’s Advice Derbyshire Branches
Rural Action Derbyshire
Derbyshire Community Hub
The Money Advice Service
Turn2Us
StepChange

Derbyshire County Council has also produced the Healthy, Warm and Well Booklet for the general public. If you would like any hard copies of the booklet, please email ASCH.CommunityResponseUnit@derbyshire.gov.uk with your request.

Also, the Citizen’s Advice Bureau offers training sessions for frontline workers to increase awareness of issues surrounding the provision and cost of energy – meaning that your staff and volunteers can provide a more holistic service to customers and clients

For more information please contact Ian.mckinley@ddcab.org.uk  or telephone 07562 687876