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Cutting your energy bills

Get Energy Advice

Warm Homes, Healthy Homes

If you or someone you know lives in Leicestershire and is struggling to afford to heat their home then you can get support and advice from the Warm Homes, Healthy Homes Scheme by calling First Contact Plus on 0116 3054286.  Free advice is available including a healthy homes check if needed and you may be eligible to receive funding and practical help to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Warm Homes Healthy Homes

Energy Saving Trust

The Energy Saving Trust provide impartial information about improving the energy efficiency of your home including information about insultation, switching energy supplier, renewable energy and energy saving products.

Find Funding

North West Leicestershire Warm Homes

The Council has introduced local criteria which makes it easier for people to get funding for insulation and other energy efficiency measures. The Council has partnered with social enterprise Harborough Energy to make it easy for households in the District to access this funding. Harborough Energy can assess whether you qualify for the funding and arrange for works to be carried out by an installer. To enquiry about the scheme please contact energygrants@harboroughenergy.co.uk . The scheme is open to people who own their home or rent privately. View our Statement of Intent (Eco statement of intent november 2017 (PDF Document, 0.41 Mb) for more information.

National funding and grants

The Government also has a useful tool for helping you find grants to pay for energy saving measures. 

Are you able to claim a cold weather payment?

Or claim a winter fuel payment?

Find out if you qualify for a warm home discount off your bills. 

Does your energy company fund energy efficieny measures such as loft insulation or new boilers through the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO)?

Switching Energy Supplier

Switch and Save

The Council run a collective switching scheme Switch and Save which makes it easy for people to find savings and switch supplier.

Ofgem's 'Be an Energy Shopper' campaign

Citizen's Advice ‘Be An Energy Shopper’ campaign helps people to get a better deal on their gas and electricity bills by showing how easy it is to shop around for energy suppliers. Visit the 'Be an Energy Shopper' campaign website. 

Useful information

Switching Tariffs / Changing Energy Supplier - Money Saving Expert's Cheap Energy Club

Centre for Sustainable Energy - Advice guides (insulation, heating and hot water and energy bills)

Consumer champion Which also has some good advice:

www.which.co.uk/energy/creating-an-energy-saving-home/

www.which.co.uk/switch/energy-advice/guide-to-switching-supplier

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