Energy advice on offer at Poole and Weymouth events

ADVICE will be on offer to people struggling with energy costs at an events this month.

On November 30, energy experts from Citizens Advice will be on hand to give free guidance to residents at events in Weymouth and Poole, as part of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day.

The advisers can help people who may be struggling with their energy costs, want energy saving advice, or to check to see if they are eligible for grants or financial support.

The sessions will have information for residents to take away, as well as free winter warmer giveaways.

In Poole, the event will be held at the Delfino Lounge, in Falkland Square, from 9.30am until noon, while in Weymouth, people can visit the Nautico Lounge at the same times.

Ros Dignan, project coordinator at the Dorset Energy Unit, said: “As we approach the winter months, people are having to make really difficult decisions between switching their heating on or buying food.

“We want people to know that there is help available. Come and have a chat with our friendly advisers in confidence, no appointment is necessary.

“We are supported at these events by the local Citizens Advice offices, Ridgewater Energy from Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP) and Healthy Homes Dorset.”

The Dorset Energy Unit is also offering free energy advice training to frontline workers who work with people who are facing difficulty heating their homes.

An online training course will provide simple energy saving tips and advice about available grants.

Ros added: “There are lots of people who would find this training really useful.

“It provides an overview of how to help vulnerable people with their energy costs and what financial support packages are available and how to apply.”

For more details, and to register on the Energy Advice Training courses, visit, or email

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