Energy

Getting help with your energy bills

Keeping warm in winter

During winter months, underlying health problems can be made much worse or even fatal by being too cold.

Being cold can be more than just uncomfortable, it can be very bad for your health. Sitting or sleeping in a cold room can increase the risk of a heart attack, stroke, breathing problems and bad chests.

Get more information about keeping warm in winter

Get help with home energy improvements

The Council can give you help and advice about affordable warmth for your home.

Contact Affordable Warmth Solutions on 0800 0731311

Improve your home heating

You may be able to get help with the cost of installing home insulation or replacing your old boiler:

  • If you are over age 55, Age UK can help you
  • Other householders can get help through the Stay Put Service

Contact Age UK

Contact the Stay Put Service

Home energy grants and schemes

There are several government schemes that can help you improve your home energy usage.

Find energy grants and help with heating costs

Energy crisis support scheme

The Council’s Energy Crisis Support Scheme provides a payment of up to £250 to households struggling to meet the costs of their energy bills as a result of the significant rise in energy costs.

Energy Crisis Support Scheme