Worried about winter fuel bills?

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Energy costs are a significant household expense and already tight domestic budgets can reach breaking point over the colder winter months.

You could be entitled to benefits - millions of pounds of benefits go unclaimed every year and it is often those most in need that miss out. The recent changes to the benefits system may also have had an impact on your circumstances.

Our Welfare Reform Advice Project (WRAP) can advise you about your entitlement to payments; energy efficiency grants; and debt or benefits issues.

Working in partnership with Save Energy and Reduce Fuel (SCARF) the team is going out and about across Angus over the next few weeks.

They can help with general information about energy efficiency grants or provide specific one-to-one confidential advice about payment entitlements and debt or benefits concerns.

Look out for the team in a supermarket car park near you – the council’s library bus is their mobile advice unit for the next few Fridays.

On October 24 they will be in Carnoustie and Arbroath: 9.30 a.m. to noon in Co-op car Park, High Street, Carnoustie and 1.30 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Morrisons car park, Hume Street, Arbroath.

If you can’t get along to any of the sessions you can still get advice by contacting the team by phone on 08452 777 778, by text on 07887958255, or by emailwrap@angus.gov.uk.