If you are experiencing difficulties with your energy costs you can contact us for free advice. Our Energy Advice Project provides one-to-one advice and support to people and is dedicated to tackling fuel poverty. All our advice is free, independent and confidential.
About our energy advice project
All staff working on the project hold the NEA City and Guilds Energy Awareness qualification. Rhianne Hawkins, the Project Manager, received the NEA ‘Heat Heroes’ award in 2012, and two of our Energy Advisers received the same award in 2015. The project’s major funders are British Gas Energy Trust, EDF Energy Trust, and Scottish Power Energy People Trust.
How our energy advice project can help
If you are experiencing difficulties with your energy costs you can contact us for free advice. Nationwide, our telephone and support services cover:
- Dealing with fuel debt, including negotiation of affordable payment arrangements and grant applications to Charitable Trusts for arrears and essential household items
- Accessing grants for insulation and other energy efficiency measures
- Finding the cheapest supplier and tariff
- Budgeting for ongoing energy consumption
- Understanding your bill & setting heating controllers
- A home energy audit to identify bespoke energy saving measures
Within Bristol we are able to offer face-to-face advice.
Group sessions and home energy audits to identify bespoke energy savings can be offered to those living in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset (subject to availability of funding).
How do I access energy advice?
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We are currently closed to online referrals and will reopen this service as soon as possible.
Telephone advice: Please call 0800 141 2004 or 0117 954 3544 between 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on weekdays and an adviser will call you back.
Face to face: We offer a face to face drop-in advice service at our office and various outreach locations. In order for us to give you the best advice please bring any paperwork relating to your debts and proof of your income. Please be aware that our adviser capacity is limited and it may not be possible to see you straight away. Please click here for our office address and opening hours
Make a referral:
We are currently closed for referrals.
Talking Money welcomes feedback in order to help us improve our services. We therefore ask you to complete a short service feedback survey after you have contact with us. If you are not happy with any aspect of the service you have received, please let us know using our complaints form. Our full Complaints Policy and Procedure can be downloaded here.
Other useful links
Citizens Advice Bureau – www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/energy/energy-supply/
Centre for Sustainable Energy – www.cse.org.uk/resources/tag:energy-advice
Energy Saving Trust – www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-energy-efficiency
National Energy Action – www.nea.org.uk/advice/information-leaflets/
Money Saving Expert – www.moneysavingexpert.com/utilities/you-switch-gas-electricity