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15-12-2014 by 
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In October we were pleased to receive funding from the Big Energy Saving Network initiative to help households in Selby District save money and keep warm over the winter.

This is just one of 160 projects funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change going on across the country this winter!

Through this we can offer:

Training for frontline staff who visit or advise vulnerable residents. We will give you up-to-date information on schemes and ways you can help your householders save money on their energy bills and how people can access other sources of help with bills.

Outreach advice for residents. We can attend existing meetings or events for groups and give advice on energy costs, whether it is switching energy supplier, advising on grants or other support towards bills, accessing insulation or boiler schemes or giving general advice on saving energy in the home.

We have already worked with the following organisations this winter to offer training and outreach sessions:

  • Horton Housing
  • Selby District Council
  • Selby North Children's Centre
  • Selby South Children's Centre
  • Eastern Community Engagement Forum

Please get in touch if you are based in the Selby District, work with vulnerable households and/or would like us to run a training session for your staff or outreach session for residents.

The project is running until mid-March 2015.

What is the definition of vulnerable?

For this project, we are targeting the following households:

-   People on low income and/or in receipt of benefits

-   People with a disability

-   Households paying for their energy through prepayment meters

-   Residents without internet access

-   Residents off the mains gas network

-   People who have never switched energy supplier

-   Households with an element of vulnerability such as very young children or an elderly resident

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