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Worried about energy price rises? Our Tom’s here to help.

Worried about energy price rises? Our Tom’s here to help.

Chances are you’ve heard about rising energy bills from October 2021- and the £20 decrease in Universal Credit could complicate things more for some families. 

We’d previously shared this article on what to do if you’re worried about energy price rises- and one of our recommendations was to contact Tom Kirby.  

As the Home Energy Adviser from Starts with you (our social enterprise subsidiary), Tom can help you to lower your bills and keep those worries at bay- and this week, he’s expanding his suite of expert energy advice with short videos to support even more people during winter.  

#TomsTopSavingTips videos are available to watch (or share with those you care about) below. 

They’re each just a couple of minutes long, and are designed to help everyone- not just our tenants. If you’re a tenant and need some more tailored support, you’re more than welcome to call Tom on 07782 522498, or email him using: tom.kirby@startswithyou.org.uk. Tom's support won’t cost you a penny. 

He’ll work his money-saving magic by: 

  • reviewing your energy tariffs, 

  • advising on winter fuel payments, 

  • providing tailored energy saving advice

Tom's Top Saving Tips: in the home

Tom's Top Saving Tips: in the bathroom

Tom's Top Saving Tips: in the kitchen

Our website also has lots of tips and advice to help you save energy, lower your bills, and be comfortable this winter: 

Bolton at Home on air!

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We've partnered with Bolton FM to bring exclusive interviews from our staff live on-air!

You can learn more, and listen to our previous Bolton FM broadcasts by clicking here.

Tap4 issues

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This quarter, we thought you’d find our 2020/21 Annual Report more useful than a standalone issue of TAP4.

Why? Because it includes more detail on many of the topics we’d otherwise include in the latest TAP4 issue.

  • a breakdown of how we spent EVERY PENNY from each pound of rent you'd paid us, 

  • how building NEW BUILD HOMES benefits you, regardless of whether you live in one, 

  • and the exact number of COMPLAINTS we’ve received, as well as some examples of how we’ve learnt from them (such as missed appointments, fly tipping, and our Antisocial Behaviour Policy). 

Want to read a previous issue of TAP4? No problem. They're listed below:

Past TAP4 issues (newest first):

Click here to read TAP4 Issue 7

Click here to read TAP4 Issue 6

Click here to read TAP4 Issue 5

Click here to read TAP4 Issue 4

Click here to read TAP4 Issue 3

Click here to read TAP4 Issue 2

Click here to read TAP4 Issue 1