On Friday 22 January, Energy Secretary Amber Rudd visited the East End Citizens Advice Bureau in Hackney Central to meet staff and volunteers as well as clients who have received help and advice on energy issues. The East End Citizens Advice Bureau is a Big Energy Saving Network member which serves local communities in the Boroughs of Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets. This was a great opportunityto showcase to the Secretary of State the great work of network members and how you are supporting consumers. East End Citizens Advice Bureau were successful at securing three energy champions this year.
Your work is making a real difference to consumers and this has been noticed.
Energy Secretary Amber Rudd said:
“It was great to meet the hardworking staff and volunteers at the East End Citizens Advice Bureau and have the opportunity to hear from some of the local people who have received help and support.
“There are a range of services on offer and thanks to funding from the Government’s Big Energy Saving Network, the East End Citizens Advice Bureau is helping communities in Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets save money on energy bills and keep their homes warm.”
Yasmin Alam, CEO, East End Citizens Advice Bureau said:
‘We’re delighted to welcome Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, to East End Citizens Advice Bureau today. We’ve had the opportunity to celebrate our energy advice work with the Big Energy Savings Network, helping people to save money and energy.
“We look forward to continuing support for energy advice, embedding this into our wider advice work – for every £1 invested in energy advice we generate £5 for our service users.’
We would like to thank East End Citizens Advice for their continued hard work and making this visit fantastic.