How can the Energy Buddies help?

The Energy Buddies are here to help you access all of the support that is available to you!

Your Energy Buddy will:

  • Offer free face-to-face advice appointments in your home, or at one of our Community Hubs to discuss your household energy situation
  • Look into any existing fuel debt that you might be struggling to overcome and support you. We can work with you and the supplier to arrange a repayment plan
  • Ensure that you are registered for any support
  • Give you tips on how to reduce your energy usage in your home
  • Find you the best financial assistance to reduce your household outgoings- this may include referring you on to our wider Advice Team where appropriate
  • Provide and fit free energy-saving tools to save you money- this may include foil radiator panels or draught excluder tape

Extra Advice 

  • Home Energy Efficiency Guide

    Southway Housing and the Greater Manchester Housing Providers have developed a new guide to Home Energy Efficiency. It includes simple tips on saving energy and money, financial help available, guidance on smart meters, Energy ratings, and managing fuel debt. Click here to download the guide

  • National Energy Action

    For those looking for free external advice, we would also recommend speaking with National Energy Action (NEA), who offer the WASH Advice Service, providing advice to householders on their energy bills and keeping warm and safe in their home. Click here for further information.