East Staffordshire Borough Council in conjunction with partners are now offering a number of projects in line with the Warmer Homes Healthier People Campaign.

Through the Warmer Homes Healthier People project East Staffordshire Citizens Advice Bureau will be delivering 5 group sessions to people vulnerable to fuel poverty across the Burton on Trent.  These sessions will explore switching suppliers, getting a better deal through existing suppliers, energy efficiency and seeking help with debts and other related problems.  Further to this the local Citizens Advice Bureau is now also able to provide dedicated energy advice appointments.  These will enable local people to seek one-to-one advice and support which will keep them out of fuel poverty.  These free advice sessions will run until the end of April 2013 and can be accessed by calling 01283 566722.

The assistance on offer is as follows

FREE Energy Efficiency Home Visit Checks, to identify financial savings that you could make within your home. Call 01782 479099, info@nswz.co.uk

FREE Debt Advice Appointment, assistance in finances available within your local area. To make an appointment call 01283 566722 or 08444 111444 or email advice@eaststaffordshirecab.co.uk

FREE Boiler Repairs, assistance is available for people who meet one of the following criteria. Call 01283 497414 or burtoncareandrepairadmin@orbit.org.uk

  •     Over 60 and in receipt of (or are eligible for) a means tested benefit
  •     Under 60, whose health is made significantly worse by the cold AND in receipt of a means tested benefit
  •     Under 60, with a child under 5.

FREE Home Fire Risk Check, Identify vulnerable areas of your home and get call 0800 0241 999 or go to www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/HFRC

FREE Emergency Heaters for Residents, Who do not have home heating, 01782 898503, andrew.stevenson@staffordshirefire.gov.uk

Councillor Robert Hardwick, Deputy Leader for Regulatory Services, said: “The aim of the original campaign was to ensure that residents across the Borough were provided with support during the coldest part of the year. These extra projects go to show the commitment of the council and its partners in continuing to offer that support.”

For any further up to date information please contact sustainability@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk  or call on 01283 508483

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