Tuesday 27th September, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Herb Garden Café

Free admittance includes hot drink and cake served at 7pm.
All are welcome!

We invite you to a talk by Peter Hughes about the Welsh Government Warm Homes Nest scheme.

Nest is open to all householders in Wales and provides advice on saving energy, money management, energy tariffs, and benefit entitlement.

In addition to free advice, if you own or privately rent your home and you or someone you live with receives a means tested benefit you may be eligible for home improvements at no cost. These may include a new central heating boiler, loft insulation, or cavity wall and solid wall insulation.

Over the last 5 years 85,000 householders have contacted Nest.  23,700 have received free home improvements and saved an average of £408 on their energy bills.

Come and learn about ways to reduce your heating bills and discover if you too could be eligible for free improvements.

About the speaker

Peter Hughes works with the Energy Saving Trust on the Nest Scheme as Partnership Development Manager for the Mid and West Wales area. His research experience encompasses behaviour change and environmental politics.

He has previously worked as Project Co-ordinator and Home Energy Coach with Ymlaen Ceredigion in the promotion of sustainable energy behaviours and community fuel networks.

You can download a poster and a leaflet to help promote this event.

Further Reading

Following the meeting, Peter has provided a number of useful resources:

A copy of the slides he showed at the meeting

The latest Nest Partner bulletin

The Nest FAQ document which deals with questions about the scheme which regulalry crop up

The Nest guide to E, F and G property energy efficiency rating

The Nest Home Energy Checklist which covers the information you will need when seeking support through Nest

Nest Consultation

The Welsh Government are currently consulting about a future demand-led energy efficiency and fuel poverty scheme to succeed the current Nest scheme.

You can respond to the consultation here.  Responses must be received by 19th October 2016.

Energy Best Deal

Citizens Advice has been working on the Energy Best Deal public awareness campaign since 2008.  The The campaign aims to:

  • make people aware of the savings that can be made by switching fuel providers
  • provide information about help available from energy suppliers and government for people struggling to pay their gas and electricity bills
  • inform consumers about how they might save money by using less energy

Citizens Advice Powys carry out Energy Best Deal appointments throughout Powys. The contact number for the Energy Best Deal line is 01686 617667

More information on the Citizens Advice website.

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