Energy Advice

Support for people facing fuel and energy difficulties due to Covid-19

If you need help and advice about your energy bills, improving your finances or want to know more about making your home warmer and healthier, then we may be able to help - call the energy line on 01254 304129.

Our advisers can help you with;

  • Accessing financial help and grants to make your home warmer and more energy efficient
  • Help you to deal with fuel debt and other household debts
  • Look at benefit entitlement to increase your income
  • Help reduce your energy bills and save money on household expenditure
  • Understanding your energy bills
  • Switching supplier and saving money on energy use

You can also find advice and information about your fuel bills on the Citizens Advice website, or use our free and impartial energy price comparison site.

To contact us for energy advice please complete our online contact form, email energyproject@carh.org.uk, or call 01254 304129 and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

For more detailed information about our energy projects please read on…

Our energy projects

We are currently running two energy projects which aim to tackle the three main drivers of fuel poverty;

  • Low income
  • High energy costs
  • Poor energy efficiency

British Gas Energy Trust COVID response fund

A COVID Response project that will provide support for those facing financial difficulties as a result of Covid-19. Many families are facing higher energy bills while they spend more time at home, but at the same time have reduced incomes due to furlough, reduced hours or job loss. We assist people to improve their finances by looking to maximise income, reduce outgoings and make savings on fuel costs. Our aim is to lift people out of debt, help them to make their homes more energy efficient and improve their wellbeing.

This project is funded by the British Gas Energy Trust COVID response fund. The publication of the Trust’s Impact Report 2020 helps shine a light on the positive impact of funding within the heart of communities across England, Scotland and Wales.

The Healthier Energy Project

This project is run in partnership with Homewise and covers Rossendale, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley; we aim to help vulnerable clients who need more support. We welcome referrals and enquiries from other agencies so if you’d like to talk to our Energy Adviser please call the energy line on 01254 304129.

The Healthier Energy Project is funded by the Energy Indusgtry Voluntary Redress Scheme

Our energy projects work together seamlessly to offer energy advice - callers will be directed to the service that most suits their needs.