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Local Advice Centres

We have mapped and listed all Trust-funded organisations offering free, impartial advice on energy and money below. They provide a wide range of specialist fuel and debt advice services including:

  • Budget planning
  • Benefit / income maximisation checks
  • Energy supplier / tariff switching exercises
  • Resolution of energy debt problems
  • Negotiating with energy suppliers
  • Completing grant applications to British Gas Energy Trust and other helpful schemes, e.g. Warm Home Discount and ECO schemes and energy companies’ Priority Services Registers
  • Desktop Home Energy Efficiency Surveys and specific energy efficiency advice
  • Generalist advice on subjects including housing, employment and discrimination, helping to overcome other barriers to financial well-being.

Online debt and money information is also available at www.turn2us.org.ukwww.StepChange.org and on the Citizens Advice website.

Bromley by Bow Centre

We help manage our client's utility debts, support them switching energy tariffs, offer energy efficiency advice, income maximisation and budget support with our project, East End Energy Fit. We target support to the elderly and vulnerable people with mental health issues across London, in particularly those living in Tower Hamlets.

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CA Cymru

Our project aims to reach out to those most in need across Wales by delivering energy advice, managing debts, income maximisation, support finding the cheapest tariff and improving health and well-being to those experiencing or at risk of fuel poverty. The service we provide across Wales targets people who are vulnerable to ill-health, living in cold homes or have unaffordable fuel bills.

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CA Hartlepool

Our project provide advices and assistance with debt, energy, welfare benefits, housing, grant applications, consumer services and community care issues to everyone in the Hartlepool area. The Enhancing Community Support grant from the Trust funds us to be able to provide in-depth ad intensive support for vulnerable groups, with a particular focus on clients who have mental health issues.

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CA Manchester

We aim to provide advice to people of Manchester and beyond who are experiencing difficulties with their energy costs or who are at risk of fuel poverty. Our project offers advice on a wide range of energy related issues including: dealing with fuel debt, accessing grants for replacement boilers/energy efficiency white goods, energy saving, support finding the cheapest tariff and income maximisation.

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CA Northumberland

We provide advice and assistance to households via the telephone and face to face where a person is suffering from fuel poverty, or where their health will be negatively affected by a cold home. Our aim is to provide advice to support vulnerable fuel poor households throughout Northumberland through income maximisation, reducing fuel costs through switching, membership of community oil schemes and fuel efficiency savings.

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CA Preston

We provide help and assistance to individuals and households considered to be fuel poor across the Preston and Lancashire area. We offer debt, fuel and energy efficiency advice, offering budgeting support and help individuals switch to a cheaper tariff. Our project also delivers energy efficiency advice in community languages including Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarat and Polish.

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CA St Helens

Our project provides specialist debt, money and energy efficiency advice which takes into account the overall needs of the client. We offer budgeting support, income maximisation, debt advice and energy and fuel advice to tackle fuel poverty to the most vulnerable people across the St Helens and Liverpool City regions.

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Citizens Advice in Sunderland, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough

Citizens Advice in Sunderland, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough, are working together in partnership across the North East of England to support people who have been impacted by Covid19 and who are struggling financially.

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Citizens Advice Rossendale & Hyndburn and Citizens Advice Blackpool

Citizens Advice Rossendale & Hyndburn and Citizens Advice Blackpool will work together to support people facing financial difficulties as a result of Covid 19, as the pandemic has had a significant impact on people’s finances, many of whom were struggling prior to the pandemic.

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Citizens Advice Sandwell and Walsall

Citizens Advice Sandwell and Walsall will provide targeted help to vulnerable groups of clients where there is expected to be a significant increase in reduced household income debt problems and energy debt and energy efficiency issues due to the pandemic.

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Community Law Service

Our specialist advice team provide a Fuel Poverty advice service which includes benefits advice and income maximisation, debt and energy efficiency advice and access to low level energy efficiency measures. Services can be accessed at community centres across Northamptonshire. We support people with low incomes who are experiencing physical or mental health problems or who are disabled, but also those at risk of becoming unwell due to cold homes or financial problems.

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Dundee Citizen’s Advice Bureau

Dundee Citizen’s Advice Bureau initiative will engage specialist advisers to deliver tailored debt, welfare and energy advice to clients to help tackle fuel poverty across Dundee.

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Hastings Welfare, Benefits and Energy Advice Project

The Hastings Welfare, Benefits and Energy Advice project is a joint initiative between Hastings Advice and Representation Centre and Energise Sussex Coast, working together the services will seek to maximise the income of people living in poverty through accessing welfare, benefits and energy advice.

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Income Max

The National IncomeMax Service (NIMS) from IncomeMax is the UK’s first specialist national income maximisation service project. The aim of the service is to help some of the UK’s most vulnerable & indebted families take control of their finances.

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Money A+E

Money A+E is an East London-based social enterprise that provides debt and financial capability services to diverse ethnic communities (DEC) and disadvantaged groups.

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Money Matters

We deliver tailored money, welfare, energy and financial advice to vulnerable people to help tackle fuel poverty across Scotland. Our service includes budgeting support, debt advice, income maximisation and energy efficiency advice to help lift the most vulnerable out of fuel poverty and to improve their health and well-being in the severe winter weather.

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Navigate Charity

Our aim is to improve the quality of life, wellbeing and financial resilience of people living in the rural areas of the Districts of West Somerset, Mid-Devon and North Devon. Services target vulnerable groups living on low-income in communities experiencing, poverty, financial hardship, and social and financial exclusion. We offer budgeting, income maximisation, fuel, debt and energy efficiency advice and specialist mental health advocacy and support.

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Riverside Advice

Our service is delivered by expert, qualified and skilled advisors, aiming for a ‘fresh start / clean slate’ for vulnerable people across Wales. Our aim is to provide tailored advice to ensure people stay debt-free, manage better, stay healthy and in control of their finances.

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St Anns Advice

Our service provides support, through appropriately qualified advisors, to people who are experiencing high levels of deprivation and poverty across Nottingham. We provide advice and advocacy to help clients maximise their incomes, minimise their debts and become more efficient in their use of energy in their homes.

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THAW – Orkney

We are working with households in all Orkney communities to reduce levels of fuel poverty, achieve affordable warmth and enable financial and social inclusion by providing bespoke advice and support service to vulnerable households in partnerships with local agencies.

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Zinthiya Trust

Specialising in energy, money, debt, housing and domestic abuse issues, we provide a range of support to those most in need in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our one-to-one support, advice, counselling and employment guidance helps to alleviate poverty and abuse in the region.

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