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Who we’ve helped?

Mr Bumstead

Mr Bumstead got in touch with Switched On Portsmouth as he wanted to lower his energy bills and keep his home warmer.

Through a number of different schemes, we were able to offer Mr Bumstead:

Speaking about the help he has received, Mr Bumstead said: “They put lightbulbs in that were cheaper to run and I’ve got cheaper electricity through changing provider. The service is first class.”


Julie applied for help as she was struggling with her energy bills, a cold and damp home, and a low income. She is a single parent family with one child. Switched On Portsmouth was able to provide a wide range of support, including:

In total, Julie will save approx £3,540 per year in annual savings and increased income.


Through a number of partnerships, Switched On Portsmouth were able to offer Cynthia expert advice which lead to a number of energy saving measures being offered at no cost.

This included:

“I’m so happy with my new heating system, the installers have worked miracles. I can’t tell you enough how brilliant the whole process was, they were lovely people. I’d give the scheme 15 out of 10” – Cynthia

In total Cynthia received £4,200 worth of home energy improvements which deliver her an annual saving of £3,740 including increased income.

Cynthia sitting on a sofa

Martin was recently visited by a Home Energy Adviser.

Following the visit, Martin was given some “energy pledges”. These are the actions recommended during the home visit, such as maximising wash loads and only boiling what you need in the kettle. On checking cheaper energy suppliers via the energy switching website, Martin managed to save £300 on his annual energy bill.

“My home visit was brilliant, I did not know this kind of help existed and now I have told everyone. What a great scheme – extremely helpful and really good service, I was so impressed!”


“I was feeling quite down following a string of heavy bills and increased outgoings.

My home visit was like a breath of fresh air. The adviser was so friendly and helpful and I have found his advice invaluable and very uplifting following a very long winter. Thank you for such a great service.”

Lady and children on sofa