In January this year we promoted the Energy Best Deal Extra Project and we helped people on low incomes or benefits, those with disabilities or long term illnesses, pensioners and others with dependent children.
What energy issues did we help people with?
Joan’s energy issue
Joan* was a widow in her 80s who lived alone. Her dual fuel fixed tariff deal agreement had ended and she had been sent details of other arrangements that her present supplier could offer, but these were all on-line deals. Joan asked for help to find alternatives as she wanted to save money, but also wanted the comfort of being able to speak to someone if something went wrong. After checking that there were no other issues such as debts or need for more energy efficiency measures, the adviser found a deal which both saved Joan some money and offered telephone support. The company also suggested that, as Joan was a pensioner, they could put her on their priority customer list. Joan was very happy with this option and as she had the necessary details with her, she was able to set up the switch over the phone while she was in our office.
A spokesperson for Citizens Advice Waverley said ‘The Energy Best Deal Extra Project helped us to help people who needed energy advice the most (older people and those in fuel poverty). We are proud to have helped people to save money on their bills and clear fuel debts.’
*This is a typical story of a client’s problem. Names and events have been altered for confidentiality purposes.
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