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