Find out how to save money on your heating with free advice in York

26 Jan 2017 @ 10.27 am
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Keep warm for less. Photograph © Michael Drummond
Many people in York are struggling to manage their budgets and in particular high fuel bills.

More than 3,000 home owners and private tenants are at risk from excess cold, whilst over 12,000 are facing fuel poverty, spending more that 10% of their income on fuel.

Citizens Advice York has been funded through Guildhall, Micklegate and Clifton ward committees to provide targeted advice to help people to save on their fuel bills.

Guildhall ward events

Held at York Explore, Library Square, York YO1 7DS from 10am – 1pm on

  • Friday 27 January
  • Friday 3 February

Micklegate ward events

Held at , 17 Blossom St, York YO24 1AQ from 10am – 1pm on

  • Friday 10 February
  • Friday 17 February
  • Friday 24 February

Clifton ward events are still to be confirmed and will be held in March

Bring your bills

Fuel savings of £250 are normal. Photograph: CC0 Public Domain

Local residents are invited to bring their energy bills along and we will be able to help them find the best energy supplier to help them save money, identify if they can benefit for energy saving measures and support

Janet Thompson, CAB energy adviser, said they can offer energy saving tips and more. They may also be able to help you to access council grants for loft or cavity wall insulation.

Many people are reluctant to switch energy supplier and will stick with the same company for years, even if they could save money elsewhere.

Citizens Advice York is here to help. We can check the savings and help people switch if they decide to. On average people save £250 per year – and it’s easier than they think.

For one to one Energy Advice appointments or to arrange an information session for a group, club or staff team ring 01904 683908 or email [email protected].