Big Energy Saving Week 2020
Big Energy Saving Week begins on 20 January and is a national campaign to help people cut their energy bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to.
We all have the power to save energy, money and the environment through everyday actions. Simple changes such as switching energy supplier or tariff, accessing discounts or grants, and making homes more energy-efficient can make a big difference.
There are lots of ways you can get involved:
Try the Citizens Advice energy price comparison tool which is free, uses a full market comparison, totally independent and gives a customer service rating for the major energy companies.
Have a look at our advice and tips on what to think about when switching and how to check you are getting all the benefits and help you are entitled to.
Our new ‘Ways to save’ list has 20 tips to help inspire small and positive changes throughout the week.
Go to an event near you. There are lots of events happening across the country helping people to find out how they can make a big difference by helping to save money and energy. Visit the Citizens Advice website to find out your nearest event on our map.
Come and see us at one of our offices and arrange an appointment for top tips on how to save money on your energy bills. You can also get advice on energy supply, debt and benefits.
Join the campaign
Anyone is welcome to be a partner and hold events during Big Energy Saving Week.
Visit our resource page to download and order free campaign resources to help you run Big Energy Saving Week events and raise awareness of how people can save money on their energy bills. We have a campaigner briefing, flyers, posters, meter keys, temperature gauges and more.
You can register your participation in Big Energy Saving Week 2020 by completing this form. You can see which other local organisations are participating in Big Energy Saving Week on our map.
Visit the Citizens Advice website for more information on how to get involved.
Follow the Citizens Advice Cheshire West Twitter and Facebook pages for top tips on energy saving. We’ll be using the hashtag #BESW20.
Energy Advice programme
We now offer a specialist energy advice service for clients who are in fuel poverty or at risk of being in fuel poverty.
To find out more information on how to get one to one advice visit our Energy Advice Programme pages.
Getting additional help
If you’re struggling to afford your gas and electricity bills, contact your supplier to discuss ways to pay what you owe them. Your supplier has to help you come to a solution. You should try to negotiate a deal that works for both of you. If you don’t try to negotiate with your supplier, they might threaten to disconnect your supply.
You can find more information on the Citizens Advice advice pages: