Free advice on energy bills

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Free advice is being offered to people on dealing with their fuel bills and cutting their energy use.

The City Council and the Healthy Homes team are holding special surgeries in the One Stop Shop at the Municipal Buildings to offer guidance on fuel debts, and energy efficiency.

“Fuel poverty is a major issue in this city and a lot of people do not know where to turn to for help over how they can cut costs or even understanding their bills, “said Councillor Ann O’Byrne, cabinet member for housing. “These surgeries will offer practical advice on a range of issues and those people who are in difficulties over fuel bills will find them really helpful.”

The first surgery is on Wednesday 13 March at 1pm. It is by appointment only and appointments can be made by ringing 0800 012 1754. They will be held twice a month, initially, although their frequency may increase depending on demand.

Advice can be offered on managing fuel debts understanding bills, cutting energy use, what financial assistance is available for clearing arrears, grants available for heating and insulation and emergency heating for vulnerable households.