Today the Citizens Advice network launched the Big Energy Saving Winter campaign to provide comprehensive advice on the impact of higher energy bills and the rising cost of living.
More than one in ten energy cases CABs have dealt with recently have also needed food insecurity advice, so the wraparound, person-focused service the CAB network delivers is more important than ever.
Welcoming the campaign, Martin Whitfield MSP said:
“With soaring energy bills and the cost of living causing huge worry and anxiety for millions in Scotland, I welcome the launch of the Citizens Advice network’s Big Energy Saving Winter campaign. They have the knowledge and expertise, available in local communities and nationally, to reach people and encourage them to obtain advice and support that will help them this winter.
“One in six people who sought advice last year saw a financial gain, the average value of which was over £4,200. That is a substantial amount and potentially life-changing for many people. So, if you’re worried about your energy bills or other costs, please seek advice now.”
Advice can be accessed one-to-one in a local CAB, through the CAS Money Talk Team service, or by using its self-help tools like Money Map and public advice site.