Your local, current energy advice bulletin to find out about the latest supports, grants, tips & tricks to keep your energy bills low.  

Online Energy Advice Resources

There’s a lot of information you can find online for yourself….

To find out if other energy companies can offer you a better deal on your bills try price comparison site Uswitch.

You can calculate how much energy you use at the Energy Cost Calculator UK website.

Get useful advice on saving energy and keeping your home warmer with the home energy check tool.

Discounts

You may be eligible for a discount on your electricity bill. Apply for the Warm Homes Discount here – many of our clients qualify for this but don’t know about it.

We help households access other water, gas and electric discounts as well as home improvement grants through our phone advice service. If you would like to access this, please give us a call on 020 4566 5764.

Help with energy debt relief

Some of the bigger energy companies offer debt relief to their customers. You will need to fill out quite a long form  – but it’s worth it if your debt is cancelled as a result. Contact your energy company directly for more information.

Additional help for older people, families with young children, or those with disabilities

Many energy companies have a Priority Service Register which gives special attention to vulnerable people including those who are disabled, elderly or under five years old.

If you are on this register, you will be given emergency electricity in the event of a power cut and the energy company may arrange for an engineer to read your meter if you cannot access it yourself. For more information, contact your energy company directly.

The Benefits Entitlement Checker enables you to make sure you are not missing out on any entitlements.

Current Energy Saving Grants & Support

As UK households are preparing for soaring electricity prices in a historic cost of living crisis, South East London Community Energy is supporting qualifying households in Lewisham, Greenwich, Bromley and Bexley to access grants for home energy efficiency upgrades.

The Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP) can replace broken boilers. To access this contact our energy advice team on 020 4566 5764. 

If you or someone you know could benefit from some help applying for any of grants listed above, please book an appointment with on of our energy advisors or come to one of our drop-in energy cafes for support. 

Remember, if you’re struggling to pay your fuel bills, help and advice is always available from our energy advice team. You can also request a home visit in which we are able to fit free energy saving measures such as LED light bulbs or an appointment with our Heat Doctor

Tips & Tricks

There are free things that you can do around your house to reduce the amount of energy that you pay for, but don’t use. We’re challenging you to make at least one change to deal with the sneaky little energy vampires that quietly suck pennies and pounds out of your bank account and ruin the atmosphere.

 
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