‘Energy Best Deal’ workshops delivered by CAB

Citizens Advice Bureau Westhill and District will present ‘Energy Best Deal’ sessions to local communities and frontline workers.

Bureau manager Eveline Crossan said: “Between now and mid-May, our bureau money adviser will provide practical sessions on how to switch energy suppliers or change tariff with existing suppliers, together with tips on being more energy efficient at home or work and being more aware of how to access and use the wide range of support and information available to consumers.

“We decided to participate in the Energy Best Deal initiative because we are seeing significant numbers of people visiting our Bureau with utility and fuel bill debt, many of whom are spending more than 10% of their household income on fuel.”

The workshops are free and are open to health and council staff, voluntary organisation staff and volunteers and members of the local community. They are useful for people working with families and vulnerable people on low or fixed incomes, as a fundamental way of helping them manage their income.

Each workshop will last 90 minutes and will provide the tools and information to support people to change their supplier and to make small changes to increase energy efficiency, or to understand where they can access help and advice. Workshops will take place at 10.30am on March 29 in the CAB Training room at Westhill Shopping Centre, Westhill; 2pm on April 18 in the Formaston Room, Victory Hall, Aboyne; 2pm on April 24 in the CAB Training Room at Westhill Shopping Centre, Westhill; 2pm on Monday, April 30, in the Howe Trinity Church Centre, Alford, and 2pm on May 2, in the CAB Training Room, Westhill Shopping Centre.

People can call CAB Westhill and District on (01224) 747714 to book.