Offering support with household energy bills
Voluntary Norfolk’s Better Together team have continued to offer advice to people across Norfolk who are rightly worried about rising household energy bills.
Call our Advice Line on 0300 303 3920 if you would like us to see if we can help you save money on your energy bills.
The cost of fuel, food and energy has risen rapidly in recent months. Inflation currently sits at 7%. The Bank of England has warned that it could hit 10% later this year.
Rising household energy bills have been one of the biggest contributor to this jump in inflation, which has been made worse by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, earlier this year.
Last month (in April), Ofgem lifted the energy price cap, meaning millions of people across the country saw their bills increase by hundreds of pounds overnight. The price cap is set to be lifted again in October, with further price rises expected as a result.
Dave Crinson, Better Together’s Service Manager said:
“Our staff have been able to provide support and advice to residents across the county about how to save money on their energy bills. Not a day goes past when we don’t hear more stories about the cost-of-living crisis and the financial challenges households are facing. Unsurprisingly, worries about rising energy bills are at the forefront of many people’s minds here in Norfolk.
“That’s why the work we do has been so important and beneficial. Our life connectors continue to be on hand to work to with residents and advise them on how to save money: everything from explaining the cost savings of LED lightbulbs to providing information about how to access grants to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.”
To find out more about how our Better Together life connectors can help, please click here. Better Together Norfolk’s Life Connectors can help reduce household energy bills, by giving guidance, top tips and signposting to specialist support and grants.