Cambridgeshire ACRE has embarked on a new project, working in partnership with PECT (Peterborough Environment City Trust), an independent charity dedicated to creating more sustainable places. Their new project will deliver the Cambridgeshire Home Energy Support Service, over the next two-years. Their aim is to help people on low incomes, who could be struggling with their energy costs. This project will provide advice and support on reducing energy bills and on maintaining a warm home. They will also be able to provide debt relief to those who need it most.
The project will work in the Districts of East Cambridgeshire, Fenland and Huntingdonshire. Currently they are looking for community volunteers from within the parishes in these areas to act as the ‘eyes and ears’ of the project. The volunteers will simply refer people to Cambridgeshire ACRE who may need support and they will do the rest.
Volunteers will be required be to attend a short (max 1 hour) online training session, so they fully understand their new role. The training will make volunteers aware of the support available to individuals and how they can help. The training will be arranged for a convenient time, for a small group of volunteers and will be delivered by their partners at PECT who are specialists in helping people make their homes more energy efficient and saving them money on their energy bills.