FREE Energy Bill Help and Advice

Community energy company Ovesco and Lewes Climate Hub are offering free Energy Bill Health Checks at a weekly Friday drop-in clinic in Lewes to help ensure you’re getting any help you may be eligible for and help you to reduce how much you use.

The sessions run each Friday 10am – 1pm at Southover House on Southover Road and are open to all.

If you bring along your latest gas and/or electricity bills, Ovesco’s Energy Champions and Climate Hub volunteers will be on hand to help you understand your statements, check you are on the best possible tariff or qualify for a discount, and see whether there are additional ways you can save further money and energy.

Come along to learn:

  • Are you eligible for the Warm Home Discount?
  • What happens if your energy company goes bust?
  • How to reduce your energy usage

This joint initiative between Ovesco Community Energy company and volunteers from Lewes Climate Hub is being supported by Lewes District Council, Lewes Town Council, Ouse Valley CARES and the Big Energy Saving Network.

Cllr Imogen Makepeace, one of the energy volunteers, says: “With local people facing a rise in fuel bills and cuts in income, we want to do all we can to help people from falling into difficulties. We want these sessions to help our community be sure they are getting the best deal they can from the energy companies. We want to signpost people in the community to additional help if they are eligible.”

If you have any questions about the service, email

Warm Home Check

If you, or someone you know, is struggling to stay warm at home, you can also reach out for a Warm Home Check. This is especially important for people with pre-existing health issues such as heart and breathing conditions or children who are asthmatic.

The East Sussex Warm Home Check service will provide you with free impartial advice and support and is available all year round. It can also help increase the energy efficiency of your home meaning you can stay warm for less while helping the environment.

Find out more about the Warm Home Check service online or you can text WARM to 80011 or call 0800 464 7307.

A joint initiative between Ovesco Community Energy company and volunteers from Lewes Climate Hub

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