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Request energy advice and funding

Contact Better Housing, Better Health for energy advice that is specific to your property and situation. They can support you to switch energy suppliers, sign up to the priority services register and access funding. This includes assessing your eligibility for the Energy Company Obligation scheme.

Essex Energy Switch

The Essex Energy Switch is a scheme to help residents get a better deal on their gas and electricity. It is free to register and there is no obligation to switch.   

Register online or call 0800 048 8439 to register and receive correspondence by post. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5.30pm. You will need a recent energy bill to to sign up.

Get advice from Warm Homes Essex

You could get help from a specialist energy advisor if you are finding it hard to pay energy bills or have debts with energy suppliers. They might be able to help you get a grant to improve your home's energy efficiency.

Visit Warm Homes Essex or contact the Citizens Advice Warm Homes team on 0300 3033 789.

Solar Together Essex

Solar Together Essex is a group-buying scheme that enables Essex residents and businesses to install solar panels at an affordable price. The scheme provides a straightforward and safe way for you to generate your own energy and save money on future energy bills.

Register for Solar Together Essex today and help reduce carbon emissions in your local area.

Energy efficient improvements for low income households

The Home Upgrade Grant offers free energy saving improvements to homes that do not have gas heating. To be eligible you must be living in an energy inefficient home that does not use gas heating and meet one of the below income requirements:

  • have a household income below £36,000
  • live in a pre-qualified postcode area where income verification is not required

Visit the Home Upgrade Grant website to find out more and apply.

Save more money on your energy bill

Visit Energy Saving Trust to find out how you can save even more money on your energy bills.

Oil central heating systems

Even if you're not connected to the mains gas supply, you can still save money on heating oil by joining the Rural Community Council of Essex (RCCE) community oil buying scheme.