There is substantial evidence about the detrimental impact of inadequate household heating on your physical and mental health. Big Energy Saving Week is a national campaign to help people cut their energy bills and keep their homes heated for less.
Citizens Advice and the Energy Saving Trust run the annual campaign in collaboration with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and with the support of numerous organisations, charities and companies.
We all have the power to save energy, money and the environment through everyday actions. The campaign raises awareness about how simple changes such as switching energy supplier, accessing grants, and making homes more energy efficient can have a big difference.
PECT will be on-hand throughout the week and beyond to provide advice to those people who are struggling to pay their energy bills or cannot keep their home heated at a sufficient temperature. Health impacts caused by cold homes include cardiovascular and respiratory problems, diminished resistance to infection, and increased levels of anxiety and social isolation.
“Head to one of our Big Energy Saving Week events to see out how we can help your household save energy,” explains Project Officer Nikki Dekker. “We can provide you with the information and resources needed to stay warm and healthy, whilst cutting costs and carbon. We can also point you in the right direction for further support and funding opportunities.”
PECT’s Energy Advice Events
- Monday 20th January, 10am-2pm
March Library, City Road, March, PE15 9LT
- Tuesday 21st January, 10am-2pm
Wisbech Library, Ely Place, PE13 1EU
- Thursday 23rd January, 12.30pm-3pm
Whittlesey Child & Family Zone, 15 Scaldgate, Whittlesey, PE7 1SD
- Friday 24th January, 10.30-2pm
Peterborough Central Library & Archives, Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1RX
Funded by Citizens Advice, PECT is also offering fuel poverty awareness training throughout spring 2020. These sessions are suitable for anyone who has contact with members of the public who may be vulnerable. Sessions will provide advice about how to spot fuel poverty, how to provide basic advice and also when and where to refer people in need. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01733 568408 to book a session for your team.