We are helping our customers in the Holmes, Masbrough and Eastwood areas of Rotherham to cut their energy bills by switching energy supplier.
The pilot scheme, which launches on Tuesday 19th May, will see members of the organisation’s neighbourhood team walk customers through the energy supplier switching process.
Customers will also get advice on whether they could save money on water bills by switching from fixed rates to a meter.
The project is part of our wider sustainability initiative called ‘LiveGreen’ which looks at ways the organisation and its customers can reduce their environmental impact, whilst strengthening communities and economic performance. This work recognises that often small changes can have a big impact.
Recent research from Ofgem, the national energy regulator, has shown that the average family living in rented accommodation could save on average £200 a year by switching energy supplier, yet three quarters have never switched supplier.
Gordon Watts, Sustainability Manager at South Yorkshire Housing Association said, “Tackling fuel poverty is a key aim for the organisation as part of our wider sustainability efforts. Regularly switching energy supplier is one of the easiest ways to keep energy bills down.
“Our team will be helping guide customers through the switching process and offering advice about the small changes that can cut their energy use. This can be simple things such as turning appliances off standby or turning the heating thermostat down a degree.
“If the pilot proves to be a success we hope to expand the service to our customers across South Yorkshire”.
Customers living in the pilot area will be contacted directly but can also book an appointment by calling 0114 2900200.