Energy advice service launched for residents in Rutland

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An energy advice service has been launched to help Rutland residents reduce to cost of their bills during the winter.

People can now seek help through Energy Action for Rutland, a new service which has been set up by Change Agents UK, in partnership with Rutland County Council, along with Age UK and Voluntary Action Rutland.

Experts will be on hand to visit homes and give key advice about how to save money.

The service is free and available to anyone living in Rutland.

More than 200 homes benefited from free audits when the same service which ran earlier this year.

The scheme will be on offer until May next year.

Senior energy officer for Change Agents UK Daniel Curry, pictured, said: “The whole aim of the service is to save people money on their energy bills.

“It’s very pleasing for us to walk into someone’s house and be able to save them so much money buy changing a few simple things. Sometimes it can be advising people on what tariff to be on, or it can improving their cavity wall insulation.”

“We’ll also talk to people about reading bills and meter readings. We aim to save people between 10 to 35 per cent on energy.”

Change Agents UK is a charity which promotes sustainability and bio-diversity. In April, it received the National Community Footprint Award for its work.

Mr Curry added: “We’re hoping to help as many people as we can during the cold winter months.

“It’s available to the whole of Rutland whether you’re they are in rented accommodation, council owned properties or privately owned homes.

“It was very successful when we ran the service earlier this year and we hope it will be again.”

Energy Action for Rutland is also being supported by Rutland Citizens Advice Bureau, Spire Homes and other local voluntary organisations.

For more information about Energy Action for Rutland, visit, or call 01572 722 622 for a free energy audit.