A free energy and money advice service is available for people in Crawley.
Crawley Borough Council and LEAP have teamed up to help those most in need of support.
Eligible households get a free home visit from a qualified home energy advisor.
A council spokesman said the advisors will:
*Help check if you are on the cheapest energy tariff – this could save you more than £280 per year
*Install free simple energy saving measures which can save the average household £30 on their energy bills each year
*Give day-to-day energy saving hints and tips to ensure your heating system is set up to keep you warm and save you money
*Arrange for telephone advice to help with benefits, debt and other money problems
*Help you access other improvements such as loft insulation or a new boiler
Those eligible for the scheme include people who are on a low income or are vulnerable to the cold because of health conditions.
The spokesman added: “LEAP can be especially helpful to those who have high energy bills; live in a draughty, damp or mouldy home, or have no or an inadequate heating system.”
Councillor Peter Lamb, leader of Crawley Borough Council, added: “Almost 3,000 Crawley households will struggle to heat their homes this winter. To help combat this, we are very pleased to launch our partnership with LEAP.
“This service will be invaluable to those affected by fuel poverty; who will make good use of the money they could save by switching to a cheaper energy tariff.”
Call 0800 060 7657 or apply online at www.applyforleap.org.uk