Big Energy Saving Network
The Big Energy Saving Network is made up of local community groups and charities that can advise on energy saving in the home, switching energy suppliers, different energy tariffs and available government support to help the most vulnerable get warmer homes and lower fuel bills.
WCCR will be focusing on the west Cornwall area and has a goal to reach a minimum of 100 vulnerable consumers and 40 front line workers with advice and training. The programme runs through autumn/winter 2015/16 concluding on the 21st March 2016.
The Big Energy Saving Network aims to:
To provide assisted action to vulnerable consumers helping them save money on their energy costs
To deliver a training / awareness raising programme to frontline workers who come into regular contact with vulnerable consumers, in order that they can give direct help and advice to clients to help them save money on their energy costs where practical.
Who are vulnerable consumers?
For the BESN programme this includes but is not limited to fuel poor households, people on low incomes and/or on benefits, people with disabilities, those who use prepayment meters, those without internet access and those who have not switched before.
Who are frontline workers?
Frontline workers will be employed professionals such as Local Authority, Housing Association, health-care or social care staff, or volunteers that come into regular contact with vulnerable consumers as part of their day-to-day activities.
CALLING ALL LOCAL GROUPS AND CLUBS
Would members of your group or organisation benefit from home energy advice?
We are happy to give short talks, attend group meetings to give one to one advice, provide information for you newsletters etc etc.
Contact Rob Pickering, the WCCR Energy Champion, leading the BESN project to discuss how we could be helping them save money on their fuel bills.
0800 772 3687