Nick Thomas-Symonds MP has urged his constituents in Torfaen not to struggle in silence and endure cold homes or costly energy bills this winter. Yesterday the MP attended a drop-in session in Parliament to learn about how Welsh consumers can save money on their energy bills. Meeting representatives from SSE Swalec, Citizens Advice and National Energy Action Cymru they discussed what assistance is available for vulnerable groups in Wales this winter.


Many households may be unaware that they could be entitled to free energy efficiency measures through ECO or the Welsh Government’s Arbed scheme. Qualifying individuals can also get £140 off their electricity bills this winter through the Warm Home Discount Scheme. This scheme is run by energy companies and the Torfaen MP has urged constituents to get in contact with thier supplier to check whether you qualify.


Mr Thomas-Symonds said: “Every winter as the temperatures begin to fall too many people in Wales needlessly endure cold homes or costly energy bills when support is available. I want to say to people in Torfaen, please don’t struggle in silence with your energy bills this winter.


“The most important message from yesterday’s session was that if you are struggling to pay your energy bills you should get in contact with your supplier, Citizens Advice or NEA Cymru. There are a number of different measures that they can undertake to alleviate the pressure families feel at this time of year.”


To contact NEA Cymru please Freephone 080 808 2244 for help and advice on your energy bills this winter. 


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