Bromsgrove & Redditch Energy Advice Service

Bromsgrove & Redditch Energy Advice Service

Summary

YES Energy Solutions is delivering Bromsgrove District Council and Redditch Borough Council’s Energy Advice Service – helping local residents save energy and money.

Service in Detail

Expert energy saving advice is available for all residents in Bromsgrove and Redditch.

Householders from the two catchment areas will be able to call our energy advisors to receive guidance on how best to reduce their fuel bills.

We’re offering support on a range of topics including:

In addition, funding is available for eligible residents to support the installation of a range of energy efficient home improvements such as:

Please note that home visits, surveys and installs are not currently available from the Energy Advice Service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All partners in the scheme are monitoring the situation closely and work in homes will resume once advice from the Government deems this safe.


How to get in touch

Residents from Bromsgrove and Redditch can contact the Energy Advice Service.

Speak to our advisors about how you can slash your energy bills as well as the various funding options for energy saving home improvements:

Freephone: 03301 355 321 (office hours: 9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri)

Or Contact Us


COVID-19 Support from Energy Suppliers

All UK domestic suppliers have signed an agreement with immediate effect in relation to the Covid 19 situation to:

  • Ensure prepayment and pay-as-you go customers remain supplied with energy
  • Support all customers in financial distress

Pre-payment meter/pay as you go customers, those anticipating financial difficulty or anyone concerned about their situation are advised to contact their Supplier immediately.

Pre-payment meter customers are also advised to leave the meter box unlocked if they need someone else to top up the meter.

Smart meter customers should be able to top-up remotely, such as by phone, mobile application or online.

Find out more about the support available here.


Green Homes Grant

The Energy Advice Service can help you access the Government's Green Homes Grant by helping you through the application process and finding TrustMark accredited installers to complete the work.

Both homeowners and renters can apply for a voucher which covers up to two thirds of the cost of the works (up to £5,000). There is no eligibility criteria, so you can access a grant providing that your property is technically suitable.

Social housing tenants and private renters cannot apply for vouchers directly and will need to contact their Landlord.

In addition, homeowners receiving certain benefits can get installs fully funded, up to the value of £10,000.

Grants are allocated on first come first served basis and all installs must be completed by the end of March 2021.

YES Energy Solutions’ friendly advisors can offer you advice and support when applying for a Green Homes Grant. You are advised to get three quotes from Trustmark accredited contractors and YES Energy Solutions can help you find suitable installers in your area.

You can find more information and apply via the Government’s Simple Energy Advice website: www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk


Our involvement

In July 2019 Redditch Borough Council and Bromsgrove District Council appointed YES Energy Solutions as the new delivery partner for their Energy Advice Service.

We are accessing the Government's Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme to provide additional funding to support installations.

Our network of accredited installers will complete installations for residents qualifying for funding from the service and, where council contributions are used, issue carbon monoxide alarms where appropriate and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for upgraded properties.

Running over three years, we will help the councils continue to reduce their contribution to climate change by improving energy usage while helping vulnerable residents live in warmer and cosier homes.


Don’t have central heating?

Bromsgrove and Redditch residents that currently use storage heaters, room heaters or fires as their main heating source could qualify for a fully funded central heating upgrade.

To find out if you qualify, contact ‘Act On Energy’ who manage the Worcestershire Warm Homes Fund Scheme.


Do you have a wood burner?

Regulations on which fuel can be used for open fires are changing to reduce air pollution as well as the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and house fires.

Click here to catch up on the changes that come into force in 2021.


Our Privacy Policy.

We handle private data in compliance with GDPR policy.

To view our privacy policy in detail please click here.

Find out more about how the Redditch Borough Council and Bromsgrove District Council are making homes healthier.

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