Diss CAB can help households struggling to pay energy bills

Diss, Norfolk. Citizens Advice Bureau in Diss ENGANL00120120926114947

Diss, Norfolk. Citizens Advice Bureau in Diss ENGANL00120120926114947

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Don’t wait and worry about winter heating bills - act now.

That is the encouragement from the Citizens Advice Bureau at Diss which is offering special help to households struggling to pay energy costs.

Under its Energy Best Deal Extra programme, which is funded by £4.8m from the energy industry for this winter, the CAB offers advice on understanding and cutting energy bills and switching suppliers.

“Vulnerable people are at risk of spending the winter in an uncomfortable cold, dark home because of worries about the cost of fuel. But if you’re anxious about the size of your bill or concerned about being able to keep your home warm enough, then there is action you can take without having to turn down the thermostat,” said Jane Guy, the chair of the CAB trustee board at Diss and Thetford.

“Energy Best Deal Extra can help you keep your bill as low as possible by getting a better deal, avoiding waste and making the most of support available from the Government or your energy supplier. Don’t wait until the colder months to take action.”

A survey among people who have received help showed that 78 per cent were concerned about winter fuel bills, 17 per cent said bills were a “strain”, 26 per cent were unable to heat their home because of the cost and 12 per cent blamed inefficient heating.

To find out more, visit Citizens Advice in Shelfanger Road, Diss.