Energy Saving Torbay

The Project

Lead organisation: Exeter Community Energy

Project name: Energy Saving Torbay

Investment priority: Communities & Place

Shared Prosperity Funding: £75,000

About

Energy Saving Torbay is helping residents save money and stay warm in their homes by offering free practical energy advice and support.

Launched in Torbay earlier this year, the scheme has already helped over 200 local households to save an average of £719 per year on their energy bills and the organisation running it is encouraging many more households to get involved.

How you can get involved

i). Drop in clinics

Energy Saving Torbay runs regular drop-in clinics across Torbay where visitors can receive a wide range of support such as help applying for benefits and grants, energy tariff checks, help to switch energy suppliers as well as energy and water saving tips.

All Torbay residents who are worried about or struggling with their energy bills are welcome to attend the drop-in sessions which take place at the following locations:

  • Brixham Library, Market Street, Brixham, TQ5 8EU. 1st Friday every month, 10.00 – 12.00
  • Paignton Library & Information Centre, Great Western Road, Paignton, TQ4 5AG. 2nd Tuesday every month, 10.00 – 12.00
  • Torbay Energy Partnership Clinic, Age UK Paignton, TQ4 5DB. Fortnightly, Thursdays 10.00-12.30
  • Torbay Community Café & Help Hub, 4 – 8 Temperance Street, Torquay, TQ2 5PU. Last Tuesday every month, 10.00 – 12.00
  • Riviera Life Church,  527 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay TQ1 1HG. 2nd Thursday every month 11.00-13.00

ii). Request a home visit

Residents who have a household income of under £31,000 or those in receipt of benefits, can sign up for a free home visit. A trained home energy adviser will assess your home, install free energy-saving measures such as fixing LED light bulbs and providing draught providers, and provide bespoke advice for you and your property on how to save money and conserve energy. You can sign up for a home visit at one of the drop-in clinics listed above or complete a referral form online here: https://www.ecoe.org.uk/healthy-homes-wellbeing/referral-form/

View the Torbay Video here to see what help is available:

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