Local Energy Advice service gives money saving tips

Late last year, SVI members who attended the SVI Tea and Toast session were introduced to Ryan from Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP) who gave advice on how you could save money on your energy bills.

Ryan talked about some of the simple things that could save you pounds. If you contact LEAP directly for a home visit, they can assess your energy consumption and give money saving tips. besed on your own situation.

We always have interesting and informative speakers at our Tea and Toast sessions. There's time for a chat and to make friends with other visually impaired people too. If you would like to come along to a future SVI Tea and Toast session, please give the office a call on 0121 525 4810 to find out when the next session is taking place.

More information about LEAP

(Extracted from LEAP's information leaflet)

LEAP are offering local residents a completely FREE OF CHARGE service called LEAP (Local Energy Advice Programme). LEAP can help you to save money and keep your home warm and cosy.

How it works

If you’re eligible, you will get a FREE home visit from a friendly, qualified Home Energy Advisor.

LEAP can:

  • Install FREE, simple energy saving measures
  • which can save the average household £30 on their energy bills a year.
  • Give you day-to-day energy efficiency hints and tips and ensure your heating system is set up to keep you warm and save money.
  • Help check if you are on the cheapest energy tariffs - which could save you over £280 a year.
  • Arrange a FREE telephone advice service to help with benefits, debt and other money problems.
  • Refer you for further energy efficiency improvements, such as loft insulation or a new boiler.

Are you eligible?

You may be eligible for the LEAP service if you:

  • have a low income
  • receive tax credits
  • receive Housing Benefit
  • receive an income or disability related benefit
  • have a long term illness or disability

Call LEAP on 0800 060 7567 from 8.45am till 5.30pm, Monday to Friday (Freephone) to book your free home visit, or apply online: 

www.applyforleap.org.uk

 

 

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