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  • Replacement Household Appliances

    Replacement Household Appliances

    LEAP (Local Energy Advice Partnership) provides advice and home visits But did you know they also support fuel poor and vulnerable households through the replacement of old, inefficient fridges, freezers, fridge-freezers, washing machines, and electric cookers with modern, efficient alternatives?

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  • Are You Connecting to Warmth?

    Are You Connecting to Warmth?

    Warm Homes Sheffield is a partnership between Sheffield City Council and energy experts AgilityEco. It provides a route to access a number of energy saving programmes that can help Sheffield residents to reduce energy use and stay warm and well. It provides a range of fully-funded energy efficiency improvements for your home.

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  • Cold Weather Tips

    Cold Weather Tips

    Wintry weather is back with a vengeance in the Sheffield area at the moment so the Winter is not over yet and there may be more to come. We hope you stay safe and as warm as possible. Here’s a round up of information to help – if you’ve any tips to further useful links please let us know in the comments box and please check on vulnerable friends and neighbours if you can.

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  • Prepayment Meter Scandal Must End

    Prepayment Meter Scandal Must End

    Business and Energy Secretary Grant Shapps has written to energy suppliers calling on them to stop the harmful and anxiety inducing practice of forcibly moving consumers over to prepayment meters without taking every step to support vulnerable consumers in difficulty.This follows after pressure from the voluntary sector, including Citizens Advice calling on energy companies to stop the practice.

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  • Costly Differences Hit Disabled People's Heating

    Costly Differences Hit Disabled People's Heating

    We’re raising awareness during Energy Saving Week of a new report by the Resolution Foundation Thinktank showing that disabled people are being disproportionately hit by the cost of living crisis.Check out our Cost of Living Information Page if you are looking for support with energy bills and the Energy Saving Trust’s Warm Home Hacks.

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  • LEAP into Energy Advice

    LEAP into Energy Advice

    Sheffield City Council is promoting a new free service helping people to keep warm and save on energy. The Local Energy Advice Service ( LEAP )provides free advice and acts as a first point of contact to put you in touch with support from organisations such as Groundworks Yorkshire and their Green Doctor scheme.

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  • Energy Suppliers Failing Vulnerable Customers

    Energy Suppliers Failing Vulnerable Customers

    The regulator, Ofgem, said some of the worst examples of poor practice included suppliers failing to read the meters of customers who could not do so themselves.It also found that some vulnerable customers were unable to contact their supplier to top up their meter or to request support credit.

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  • Heat The Human Not The Home?

    Heat The Human Not The Home?

    In this new report MoneySavers at Money Saving Expert have investigated and shared their tips on the cheapest ways of keeping their bodies warm, from hot water bottles to electric gilets. It comes with a health warning that people with certain health conditions and older people are at risk from cutting back on heating.

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  • Speakup about Smart Meters

    Speakup about Smart Meters

    Speakup Self Advocacy are running some free Energy Saving Zoom workshop sessions in November for people with learning disabilities, autistic people and carers to explain how Smart Meters can help to save money on your Electricity and Gas Bills.

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  • Energy Advice Support

    Energy Advice Support

    Do you need some extra support with energy advice? Here’s a round up of what’s available from energy advice services including SCOPE’s Disability Energy Support Service, The Green Doctor and National Energy Action drop ins plus tips from Sheffield City Council and Easy Read information from Speakup Self Advocacy.

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