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Worried about rising energy costs?

Published 31 March 2022

You may be worried about how much your energy will cost from 1 April and how that will impact your budget. To help you plan your budget, save energy and support you with any concerns, we are here for you.

Our money advice service, Cash Wise is available to anyone living in Wakefield whether you live in a WDH property or not, and can talk you through the best ways to manage your money and help you keep on track with the costs of living.

There are also steps you can take to try and reduce the impact of those rising costs.

Our Sustainability team has top tips on how you can save energy in your home and, depending on your eligibility, we can refer you to the free Green Doctor programme, which offers local residents a completely free of charge energy-saving service. A green doctor can help you save money and keep your home warm.

There are lots of different ways you can save energy at home, even a small change can make a difference and help with your bills:

·       Turning your heating down by 1°C, can save you around £80 a year.

·       Turn your heating off altogether, when the weather is warm.

·       Don’t leave things on standby, turn electrical items off at the plug to save on your electricity bill. and

·       Us energy saving lightbulbs and make sure you switch them off when you’re not in the room.

We understand that this is a particularly worrying time. If you feel like this is impacting on your mental health and wellbeing, don’t suffer alone. Our Wellbeing team can help. To get support, complete a referral form.

Emma Davies, Senior Sustainability Officer at WDH said: “We understand that the rising cost of living, especially energy prices, is affecting everyone. We want residents to know that we are here to support you to manage your budget, save energy and minimise utility costs where possible.”

Contact the Cash Wise team on 01977 724651, or go to the Cash Wise website www.getcashwise.co.uk, email cashwise@wdh.co.uk, visit the Facebook page getcashwise or Instagram page getcashwise.

 

 

 

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