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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.

Latest TAP4 issue

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Our latest issue of TAP4 (issue 8) has landed and you can read it by clicking here.

In this issue:

  • Friendly faces in familiar places - Bolton Manbassadors
  • Tips from Tom to help with rising energy costs
  • Be aware of doorstep fraudsters
  • Your home repairs - we're getting back on track
  • Introducing Aptem
  • How we're improving our complaints system
  • Support for Bolton's street homeless - Hope for Change
  • A fresh start - giving support to people leaving hospital
  • Our staff talk you through Air Source Heat Pumps
  • "Money Advice has been an absolute lifelife"
  • Recognise your community heroes - Stars of the Community Awards 2022
  • Providing opportunities for young people

Your latest Quarter Turn issue

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Your latest Quarter Turn issue:

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Each quarter, we send our printed Quarter Turn magazine to 4,800 customers living in our sheltered and extra care schemes, those receiving Careline and living in our general let and over 70s in our general let.