Cost of Living Support

Some organisations are offering support to their customers who are struggling to pay their energy bills:

1) British Gas

British Gas are offering a range of options. If you’re paying by Direct Debit, you may find it easier to switch to Pay-As-You-Go. Alternatively, if you’re Pay-As-You-Go, it might be easier to manage if large payments are spread over time paying by Direct Debit. They are recommend contacting Step Change if you are struggling with debt.

2) Family Fund

Family Fund are a charity supporting families with disabled children. They have a wealth of information on their website applying to all kinds of money matters.

3) Help for Households

This is a government scheme where disabled people will automatically receive £150 to help towards the cost of living. Visit their website to check your eligibility.

3) Turn2us

Turn2us is a charity helping people to access grants, welfare or charitable donations to help with the cost of living. There is a huge amount of information on financial aid on their website.

4) Citizen’s Advice

Citizen’s Advice is always worth contacting for help. They can also offer advice on benefits and government help.

5) Contact

Contact are a fantastic charity for families with disabled children. They have great sign-posting on their website, including help for transport and education grants.

6) Depher

Depher provide free or heavily discounted plumbing and heating repairs to elderly or disabled people.

7) Sense

Sense are issuing £500 grants to eligible families for help with the cost of living. You cannot apply for this directly, but click ‘Sense’ above for more details.

8) The Warm Home Discount Scheme

Apply for £140 to be taken directly from your electricity bill (you may be able to request a reduction to your gas bill if it is the same supplier as your electricity). Applications open again in November.