Utilities and energy efficiency support
The following agencies provide independent help and advice on utilities and energy efficiency:
Advice UK – An umbrella organisation which has lists of community organisations who can offer free and impartial advice
Energy Saving Trust – Provides free advice and information to people across the UK looking to save energy, conserve water and reduce waste – including directing people to grants to make change happen, from cavity walls, to loft insulation and installing more renewable energy sources. Call 0800 512 012.
National Energy Action (NEA) – NEA develops and promotes energy efficiency services to tackle the heating and insulation problems of low-income households. Working in partnership with central and local government; with fuel utilities, housing providers and health services; and with consumer organisations, NEA aims to eradicate fuel poverty and campaigns for greater investment in energy efficiency to help those who are poor or vulnerable.
OFGEM – Ofgem is the Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets. Ofgem is the regulator for Britain’s gas and electricity industries. Its role is to promote choice and value for all customers.
OFWAT – Ofwat is the economic regulator of the water and sewerage sectors in England and Wales. Its role is to promote choice, good quality service and value for all customers.
Warm Front – Warm Front makes homes warmer, healthier and more energy-efficient. The Warm Front Scheme provides a package of insulation and heating improvements. It is a Government-funded initiative and the scheme is managed by Eaga. If you own your own home or rent it from a private landlord, you may be eligible for a grant under the Warm Front Scheme. Call: 0800 316 2805