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January 2021

Switching energy providers

Wed 20 January, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Expert advice on finding the best gas and electricity deal for you. Learn how to compare suppliers online, what to watch out for when making your choice, and what happens during the switching process. Stop paying too much with expert impartial advice from the charity Changeworks. Many householders can save £100s! Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? For carers who would like to save money by switching your own energy providers or the providers of the person…

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Smart Meters

Wed 27 January, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Smart meter technology is being installed across the country as part of the UK’s climate action policy.  What is a smart meter?  What are the pros and cons? Do I have to get one? Can I switch suppliers with a smart meter? How can a smart meter help everyone save energy?  Get the answers to these questions and more from an impartial energy advisor at Changeworks Affordable Warmth Services. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who…

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February 2021

Benefits for school age children

Tue 2 February, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Information about welfare benefits available to carers and the school age children they care for. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer for cares for a school age child. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session An outline of the benefits available to you and the child you care for including carers allowance and DLA. Delivered by Shirley and Andy, Money Matters…

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Cut energy bills and get more from your supplier

Wed 3 February, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Learn more about energy saving around the home to help keep those pesky energy bills down. Understand what appliances are the most costly to run and get simple energy saving tips you can use around the home. Learn more about energy bills and other services your supplier can offer for those who need extra support. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to save money in their own home or the home of the…

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An Introduction to Self Direct Support

Tue 23 February, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Self-Directed Support (SDS) is an individual’s legal right to shape & manage their own package of care. This session explains how it works in more detail. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Anyone who already have Self-Directed Support or you think they should be entitled to it. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session, we will have:…

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March 2021

Basic Benefits

Thu 11 March, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Information about benefits available to carers and the people they care for, as well as information on some of the changes to benefits due to COVID-19. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who are not currently accessing benefits but would like to know more information about what they or the person they care for could be entitled to and for carers who think there might be a change in the benefits they or the person they…

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