Our Money Management Project, funded by EBICO Trust, has now come to an end. It started in October 2015 and lasted for one year. We employed a worker, Sarah Forsyth, and she advised people on how they can manage their money better, economize and get better deals especially on fuel tariffs and utilities costs. In the one year she helped 76 clients and between then made savings of around £90,000 (which is three times the costs of the project!)
We applied to EBICO and others for further funding but have been unsuccessful so last week we said goodbye to Sarah, who has now gone on to a new job. We wish her all the best of luck!
Many people havent heard of EBICO - they were the first not for profit energy company in the UK and have a strong policy to reduce fuel poverty.
Even though our project has now ended, the CAB can still offer help to people on these matters. According to East Sussex in Figures 4,010 households in Eastbourne are in fuel poverty. Our team of volunteer advisers are always able to help on this and other matters.
The short term nature of our funding is always a problem for CABx and other voluntray and community groups. Most people don't realise each Citizens Advice Bureau is an individual charity, responsible for raising it's own funds and not supported by the larger national organisation.
There is also plenty of information and advice on the citizensadvice webite about energy including switching and how to deal with problems.
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