It’s Big Energy Saving Week – and vulnerable residents in the borough are being reminded to take advantage of Dudley Council’s winter warmth support scheme.
It helped more than 800 residents keep warm and well in their homes last winter, and is running again this year.
The scheme aims to help people struggling to keep their homes and themselves warm enough during the winter months.
Big Energy Saving Week, which runs nationally this week up to Sunday January 26, is a national campaign to help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to.
The week focuses on raising public awareness of how to switch energy supplier or tariff to get the best deal, access discounts and make homes energy efficient.
Through Dudley Council’s winter warmth scheme, people can save significantly on their home energy bills with the right advice on appropriate tariffs, as well as energy discounts and grants.
A variety of practical support, information and expert advice is provided through the scheme. All sorts of help can be provided from expert advice and support with changing to the best energy provider and tariff and help with energy debt.
People can also receive help with home energy efficiency improvements and grants including access to free boiler and home insulation schemes.
Councillor Laura Taylor, cabinet member for housing, communities and residents’ welfare, said:
As a council we’re pleased to be supporting Big Energy Saving Week.
We want everyone to keep warm and stay well this winter and that’s why our winter warmth support scheme offers help and advice to people who may be struggling at home.
Anyone worried about keeping their home warm this winter, struggling with paying their fuel bills or concerned about keeping well at home during the winter due to the cold is urged to ask for help from the scheme.
People can request a free home visit by calling the winter warmth helpline on (01384) 817086.