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PECT is helping households save this Big Energy Saving Winter

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Cambridgeshire-based environmental charity PECT is helping people reduce their energy bills and save money as part of the Big Energy Saving Winter campaign, which runs from November 2020 to January 2021.

There is substantial evidence about the detrimental impact of inadequate household heating on your physical and mental health. Big Energy Saving Winter is a national campaign to help people cut their energy bills and keep their homes heated for less.

This year, the campaign is also calling on energy super savers – those who have made savings to their own bills – to help their relatives, friends, and neighbours to check, switch, and save on their energy bills. Free resources, advice, and training from PECT will enable energy super savers to help protect the UK’s most vulnerable people.

“With Fuel Poverty Awareness Day taking place on Friday 27th November 2020, we want to ensure we get messaging out there to vulnerable people to show how we can help them keep their homes heated for less this winter,” explains Project Officer Nikki Dekker. “We can provide you with the information and resources needed to stay warm and healthy, whilst cutting costs and carbon. We can also point you in the right direction for further support and funding opportunities.”

Upcoming events include:

  • Energy Awareness Training – 25th November, from 2pm
    Join PECT’s free online energy awareness session which will help you to understand fuel poverty and what you can do about it. Join via the PECT website at https://www.pect.org.uk/event/energy-awareness-training/
  • Home Energy Advice Event – 27th November, from 11am
    Join this free event for energy saving advice, information on how to switch and save, apply for the Warm Homes Discount, details on grant support and free services available from PECT and Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Register for this online event at https://www.pect.org.uk/event/home-energy-advice-event/

The Big Energy Saving Winter Campaign was launched by Citizens Advice and the Energy Saving Trust in collaboration with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and with the support of numerous organisations, charities and companies across the UK, including the charity PECT.

Find out more about the national campaign at www.bigenergysavingwinter.org.uk  For more information about PECT call 01733 568408 ext. 313, email [email protected] or visit www.pect.org.uk.