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Shivering indoors this winter? Citizens Advice can help!

As winter approaches, evenings and nights lengthen, and cold, misty air settles in grey, cheerless, smoggy streets, many people’s thoughts and plans are inevitably turning towards the necessity of heating their homes. But, with sharply rising energy costs, it is an unfortunate fact that many disadvantaged people in our communities are having to choose between heating their homes and buying enough food to eat.

South Oxfordshire and Vale Citizens Advice is working to help those who are in difficulties. The national charity is urging people to take action, to cut their bills by checking that they have signed up for the best possible deal, or to take up offers of help to insulate their homes.

You could benefit from savings of up to £320 a year from energy efficiency measures, an average of £100 by paying by direct debit, and up to £200 a year by shopping around for the best deal.

The Citizens Advice website contains a lot of useful energy advice information and links to price comparison tools. Visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/energy/energy-supply to find out how you could benefit. 

And if money is tight, contact your local Citizens Advice. Experienced advisers can look into your particular situation and see whether you are getting all the benefits to which you are entitled, or if you can get help paying your bills.

Citizens Advice offers confidential, impartial advice and information on many day-to-day issues. For further help visit  www.citizensadvice.org.uk, call Adviceline on 03444 111 444 or drop in to your nearest Citizens Advice. Locations and opening hours of Citizens Advice offices in Oxfordshire South and Vale can be found on https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Citizens Advice Oxfordshire South and Vale is an independent charity that provides the local Citizens Advice service. Our 150 skilled volunteers work from five locations and are supported by nine full-time staff. They advise over 9,500 clients each year. All our income is raised locally. 

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