Shop around for a cheaper deal

Changing energy supplier is a very good way to reduce your energy costs but can seem complicated especially if you haven’t done it before.
One of our voluntary sector partners has produced a simple step-by-step guide to help people through the process.

The Local Energy Advice Programme (LEAP) can help you to save money and to keep your home warm and cosy

If you are struggling to pay your energy bills or it has been too cold in your home this winter, you may be able to get assistance from LEAP. They offer a free home visit by an energy advisor who can:

  • Install free simple energy saving measures such as LED light bulbs and draught-proofing
  • Check if you're on the best energy tariff
  • Arrange a free money advice consultation
  • Help you find funding for further energy saving home improvements

The eligibility requirements of LEAP are designed to target households that are:

  • Already in fuel poverty, or
  • At risk of falling into fuel poverty

To find out more about LEAP and see what they can offer, check out the LEAP website.

Energy Saving Tips

Check out this useful guide produced by Citizens Advice Sandwell (link to Money Saving Tips about Energy Citizens Advice Word doc )

Citizens Advice website has plenty of useful information to help you to sort out any problems that you may have and to get a good energy deal.

Our Sandwell Energy Savers page is aimed at helping people with advice and support on all things energy. We can give you tips on how to make your property more energy efficient, advice on switching energy suppliers, we can also tell you about the schemes available to help you keep warm.

Thinking about getting a Smart Meter to keep track of your energy consumption?

This short guide will answer some of your frequently asked questions.