Supporting Our Communities: Bromley by Bow Centre
British Gas Energy Trust Chief Executive Jessica Taplin visits the Bromley by Bow Centre in East London to explain how funding from the Trust helps alleviate the detrimental impacts of poverty by supporting frontline advice charities.
Bromley by Bow Centre’s Energise Project is designed to provide sustainable solutions to fuel poverty. It will develop peoples’ resilience and capability so they can independently manage their energy to reduce risk of recurrence of crisis and improve long-term affordability.
Energise takes a person-centred holistic approach to benefit people struggling with financial hardship and fuel poverty from Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham and neighbouring boroughs.
The Centre can support you if you have utility debts, as well as trying to help you reduce your bills. We can provide energy efficiency advice and help you to access available discounts and savings where possible. The service can also help those on low incomes to access grants for white goods and household items.
Bromley by Bow Centre’s team take a holistic approach to people’s financial situations, aiming to enable you to access your full benefit entitlement, and obtain money management support to take control of your finances.
The service also undertakes outreach at Foodbanks and health centres to reach those most in need.