Help heating your home
There is help available to pay to heat your home.
Check if you, or the person you care for, qualify for:
- Cold weather payment – if you get certain benefits
- Warm Home Discount Scheme
- Winter fuel payment
- An energy efficiency grant. If you need help with energy efficiency improvements in your privately owned or rented home, there are a number of schemes that may be able to help - from the Government, energy suppliers, local councils and other sources. What is available depends on which UK country you live in.
Coping with rising energy bills
Turn2us has lots of information to help you cope with rising energy bills; help to make sure you’re getting the best deal on gas and electricity; help to understand your statements; and tips on how to cut your energy use.
The Energy Savings Trust can also help you search for grants and to find out more about reducing your energy bills.
You could also watch Age UK's video below about How to save energy and pay less.
Stay well and keep warm this winter
There a number of things you can do to keep you and your family warm and well this winter. Visit Stay Well this Winter for helpful tips and advice if you live in England.
If you live in Wales see how to cope with the cold weather on Public Health Wales.
If you live in Northern Ireland see staying warm in winter on NI Direct.
There is also a booklet you can download called Keep Warm, Keep Well on Gov.uk.
Date revised: 18/12/2020