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Tackling fuel poverty on Warm Homes Week

by Nikki Dekker

The 27th to the 30th is the NEA’s Warm Homes Week. This week aims to bring together those who work on tackling fuel poverty. At PECT we are doing just that and wanted to share how we are supporting households in Cambridgeshire.  

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In Fenland, Huntingdonshire and East Cambs we are working with Cambridgeshire ACRE on our Cambridgeshire Home Energy Support Service (CHESS). Funded by Energy Redress, CHESS offers free energy advice to all households in this area to help them lower their energy bills, reduce their energy consumption, and solve problems such as debt or inefficient homes. So far, we have helped save over £20,000 in household energy bills.  

Similarly, in Cambridge City we are offering an energy advice service to all residents on behalf of the City Council and funded by UK Power Networks. Households can find out how to access the Warm Home Discount and the Priority Service Register, how to save money on their energy bills, and may be eligible for fuel vouchers for those in need.  

PECT are also delivering this years Big Energy Saving Network in the area on behalf of Citizens Advice. This national campaign aims to raise awareness for how households can save money on their energy bills and access the help available. With the current worries with gas prices and energy suppliers, this campaign could not come at a better time.  

For those in Peterborough, South Cambs and Rutland, there is also the LEAP scheme that can offer energy and financial advice for eligible households through a home visit or telephone call. LEAP can also help households in need of first-time central heating, boiler replacements and broken white goods.  

To find out how PECT can support you, call our team on 0800 802 1773, email [email protected] or visit

For further information on LEAP, call 0800 060 7567 or email [email protected].