Residents can get free advice to help them stay warm and well – and save money at the same time.
Top tips to help people cut their energy bills will be available at the Age UK centre on Cross Street in Farnworth, on Tuesday January 29.
Advisors will be on hand 1pm to 3pm from organisations including: Bolton Council’s Money Skills and Staying Well teams, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, Bolton Care and Repair, Age UK, United Utilities, Bolton at Home, and Telecare.
The council’s money skills advisors will also hold an “energy surgery” where residents can get help comparing their tariffs and understand how they can benefit from online deals.
One of the team - Shakeel Ahmed - recently won a staff Best Customer Care award for his advice and help.
Since 2015, he has helped more than 300 people to save an average of £160 each by providing money saving tips and helping customers to switch energy suppliers.
The event is particularly aimed at people aged 50 plus but everyone is welcome.
Cllr Nick Peel, said: It can be confusing when you want to switch your tariff and we want to make sure people know what help is out there and make the thought of switching less daunting.
Executive Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Cllr Nick Peel, said: “We are committed to helping people make their homes warmer and cheaper to heat.
“Shakeel and the team make a huge difference and can really help you to save money.
“It can be confusing when you want to switch your tariff and we want to make sure people know what help is out there and make the thought of switching less daunting.
“There will be a whole host of organisations on hand and I would urge people to come along and find out more.”
A goody bag contacting energy saving freebies will be available.
Everyone will also be entered in a prize draw for a chance to win items including a slow cooker, energy efficient kettle and toaster.
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