Wherry are able to provide bespoke advice based on your own situation on how to save energy, switch tariffs and much more. For more information click here.
Our staff can provide you with more tips and practical help. Speak to your neighbourhood officer or when you call us, ask if we can help.
You may be eligible for cold weather payments if you have experienced freezing temperatures for over seven days. Find out on the Direct Gov website - money and tax benefits
If you spend more than 10% of your income on energy you are in fuel poverty. It is estimated that 4.6 million UK households are in fuel poverty.
Why not join Age UK's campaign to end fuel poverty and unnecessary fatalities amongst older people: "Spread the Warmth", at Age UK: Age UK "Spread the Warmth" campaign
That’s a saving of up to £360. It all adds up!!
These are energy deals and advice for people that are classed as fuel poor. Many companies offer advice as well as a variety of tariffs:
For free, impartial advice on energy bills, contact any of the following:
If you are struggling to pay your bills, don’t ignore it. Contact our income team, or contact:
My Home Energy http://www.uswitch.com/gas-electricity/nhf-landing-page/
My Home Energy Switch is a joint partnership between the National Housing Federation and uSwitch to provide a dedicated webpage and phone line for housing association staff and tenants to quickly check the cheapest gas and electricity prices available to them. Please be aware that not everyone will be able to change supplier or tarrif so it is worth taking this into account when comparing.
Keep Warm Keep Well
DHS web page: DHS web page
‘Keep Warm Keep Well’ leaflet gives advice on staying healthy in cold weather
During the cold weather, the Department of Health’s ‘Keep Warm Keep Well’ leaflet is a useful resource for the public, especially the over 60s, low-income families and people with a disability.
It gives advice on staying well in cold weather and the financial help that is available, covering issues such as healthy lifestyle, flu jabs and heating.
‘Keep Warm Keep Well’ is part of the Department’s Cold Weather Plan, which aims to protect people’s health and reduce harm from severe cold.
If you are planning on going on holiday for half-term please be encouraged to leave the heating on. With the temperatures being so cold this will certainly assist in the avoidance of frozen/burst pipe work.
Please also be advised to turn off water supplies to your outside toilets during these severe cold periods, if you cannot turn off the water supply please contact our Customer Services Team.
Download: Keep Warm Keep Well Leaflet
Every home gets condensation from time to time – it is caused by water in the air collecting on cold surfaces. You can reduce it by doing a few simple things:
Don’t forget - if you open windows; make sure you shut them when you go out.
Mildew may first appear in corners or behind cupboards, but it can spread across entire walls and on to furnishings.
Mould can be removed by wiping with detergents or mould removers. It can be washed out of fabrics, but may leave stains or spoil colours.
Did you find what you were looking for? Please click here to give us your feedback.
Take a look at our energy saving videos. Lower your bills and help save the environment.
Benefit changes are coming in April 2013