Help to reduce energy bills
Better Housing Better Health is a one-stop energy advice service which offers free, impartial and expert advice on how to keep warm and well whilst still keeping energy bills down. It’s important to stay warm during the colder months, as cold weather and cold homes can bring on illness, especially if you have an existing health condition.
- Ways to reduce your fuel bills and save money
- Financial help for home insulation or a new efficient boiler
- How to keep warm and healthy
- Getting the best deal for your energy
They can also provide up-to-date information on the various grants and offers from the energy companies which you may be eligible for.
Calls are free and lines are open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Bulk Oil Buying Scheme
Community First Oxfordshire runs a county-wide bulk oil buying scheme. The bulk oil buying scheme brings communities together to make the most of joint buying power so that savings can be made and passed on to customers. On average members of the syndicate save £50 on a 1,000 litre oil delivery. There are environmental benefits to the scheme too. Buying in bulk can reduce the number of trips a tanker makes, reducing fuel consumption, pollution and traffic.
Better Housing Better Health (BHBH) offers a range of services to both residents and frontline professionals. Whilst it remains the one-stop energy advice service, it can now also offer direct referrals to a wide and growing network of local and national health and social care organisations who can support vulnerable residents to keep warm and well. These organisations include the fire service, the falls prevention service as well as befriending and advice services.
Last reviewed: 10 - 11 - 2017