Energy Advice

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Are you worried about the cost of energy bills and food rising?

You are not alone. At Transition Belper we understand that the cost of living crisis is affecting everyone in the community.

Energy, food and bills are all increasing and many of people are struggling to keep up.

That’s why we’ve put together this page to highlight some help and advice which might available should you need it.

Home Energy Advice

Is your home energy efficient?

With a few easy and quick changes around your home you can save money. For example…

Did you know?

  • Heating is the biggest part of a typical energy bill.
  • It’s better to turn off the heating when not in the house than to leave the heating on low all day.
  • Switching a light on and off is better than leaving it on.

Energy saving guides

You can download our leaflet to help you cut Energy Costs and Carbon below.

More practical advice and guidance can be found in our Home Energy Action Plan below.


To the left you can see the savings that can be made with some quick changes. These suggestions from the Energy Saving Trust are a quick and easy way to save energy, lower your bills and reduce your carbon footprint. How many have you tried?

It doesn’t matter if you’re a homeowner, a private or social renter, a student, or you live with your parents, there are always things you can do to save money by saving energy.

By following the quick tips you could save up to £564 a year* on your bills.

Find out more support at the Energy Saving Trust.

Useful links and support

There are many local organisations and groups which are providing advice and support during this difficult time.

We have pulled together some helpful information in the links below to support you.


There is a range of grants and funding schemes available to Amber Valley residents that help reduce fuel bills and assist in the delivery of energy-saving measures that help improve the quality of life of many local people. The main schemes are detailed here.

Derby City Council has a dedicated cost of living page on their site which also pulls together advice, support and your rights if you are struggling with your finances. You can access the page here.

Energy costs are rising and the number of people in Derbyshire struggling with heating their homes is increasing. There are many households who will need additional help to reduce their fuel bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes. If you live under the Derbyshire County Council you can find more advice here.

Marches Energy Agency works to help support anyone struggling to pay energy bills and also households wanting to improve their energy efficiency. Find out more about their work here.

If you are worried about your energy bills, Warmer Derby and Derbyshire can give impartial advice on 0800 677 1332.


Citizens Advice have a dedicated section on their website for support with paying your energy bills and income maximisation.

Energy Saving Trust offers impartial advice to communities and households on how to reduce carbon emissions, use water more sustainably, and save money on energy bills. Visit their site here.

If you own a property in England or Wales you can get recommendations for home improvements that could make your property cheaper to heat and keep warm. Visit the .GOV page here.