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With the winter months approaching, it’s a good time to think about how we can save on our energy bills and be a little more sustainable too. The government offers various support and initiatives that could help you save money .

Published: 13/10/2023

Government initiatives to help you save this winter  

Cold Weather Payment: You could be entitled to the Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting certain benefits or support for mortgage interest. 

This Government scheme runs from 1 November 2023 – 31 March 2024. You’ll get a £25 payment if the average temperature in your area is recorded as zero degrees or below over seven consecutive days. 

Winter Fuel Payment: If you were born before 25 September 1957 you could get between £250 - £600 to help you pay your heating bills. This is known as a Winter Fuel Payment. 

Warm Home Discount Scheme: You could get £150 off your electricity bill for winter 2023 – 2024, under the Warm Home Discount Scheme. 

This is a one-time discount on your electricity bill, between September and March, paid directly to your energy company. 

Help towards the cost of your water bill: Many water companies have introduced social tariffs that offer reduced bills to customers on low incomes. Turn2Us has lots of information on the different schemes available. 

How we can help  

Pocket Power: Speak to our Advice and Wellbeing team to learn more about how they can help you access Pocket Power and LEAP. These services can save you on average over £200 on bills each year. Household tips:You can do many things to help you save energy and lower your bills 

Check your boiler: Make sure your home is ready for the cold by reading our boiler check tips.  

We’re here to help If you have any questions at all regarding eligibility or options, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help. 

Need more support? 

We're here to support you with any financial and wellbeing concerns. Visit our supporting you and winter-ready pages to learn more.


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