YMCA Community Lincs helping households save this Big Energy Saving Winter

Big Energy Saving Winter is brought to you by Citizens Advice, Energy Saving Trust and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

YMCA Community Lincs are helping to deliver the Big Energy Saving Winter that will provide UK householders with resources and information on how to check, switch and save on their energy bills this winter. The Big Energy Saving Winter runs from 2nd November 2020 to the end of January 2021.

We will be helping people reduce their energy bills and save money as part of Big Energy Saving Winter (November-January) and the Big Energy Saving Network ( October- March 2021). Staff from YMCA Community Lincs will be supporting local people to follow three simple steps to prepare for the winter ahead.

  • Check to see if they are eligible for discounts, grants and support
  • Switch their tariff or energy supplier to get the best deal
  • Save money by becoming more energy efficient

YMCA Community Lincs will be attending virtual outreach sessions organised by partner organisations during the next three months to take the check, switch, save message out to the local community. As well as providing information and advice through our websites Facebook and Twitter. If you are holding virtual community sessions for a group you run and would like us to attend, please contact:

janet.clark@lincsymca.co.uk

This year, Big Energy Saving Winter is also calling on energy super savers, who have made savings to their own bills, to help their relatives, friends and neighbours to check, switch and save on their energy bills. Free resources and advice will enable energy super savers to help protect the UK’s most vulnerable people.

As Big Energy Saving Winter 2020 kicks off, new research shows that one in three (35%) bill payers say they are using more energy than they usually would at this time of year.

Janet Clark Senior Rural officer at YMCA Community Lincs said

 “With many people using more energy than normal it’s crucial no-one is paying more than they need to for their energy. Switching energy suppliers is one of the quickest ways for us all to make sure we’re not paying more than we need to. But we are also on hand to help make sure people are getting any extra grants and benefits they might be entitled to and to look at ways to make people’s homes more energy efficient.”