Earlier this week I visited The Meeting Place (The Terminus Initiative) on Lowedges Road, which was hosting an Energy Advice drop-in to help constituents with the cost-of-living crisis.
The cost-of-living crisis is affecting everyone, and I’ve been speaking to people who have come for advice and help with their bills.
I was distressed to hear about an elderly lady who hasn’t had a hot meal in several of weeks because of the financial strain caused because of the rising costs of energy. Stories like these are becoming more and more commonplace as the Government fails to step in and protect people who need it the most.
The session was hosted by National Energy Action (NEA), an energy efficiency and fuel poverty charity, who informed constituents of fuel vouchers that they may be entitled to so they can help towards the costs of their heating and electricity bills. The NEA are also handing out information leaflets with advice and support to help with energy usage.
If any constituents are looking for support with fuel vouchers, maximising income, water debt, fuel debt or energy efficiency advice, you can get more information and support by visiting www.nea.org.uk/advice