Struggling with Energy and Water Bills
Financial support may be available to you.
Energy Price Cap
If you are struggling with energy and water bills, you may be able to get help from a charitable fund, depending on your background, circumstances and needs.
The help they give varies but might include:
Help with the cost of energy or water bills
Assistance to buy white goods such as fridges, cookers, washing machines
Specific winter grants.
Many of us live in draughty homes and rely on heating systems or household appliances that are old and inefficient.
Having a home that is energy-efficient can make a big difference to your energy bills.
If you need help with energy efficiency improvements in your privately owned or rented home, there are schemes that may help.
Some Government schemes may be available if you are on certain benefits:
A one-off payment made during the winter to help with heating costs. It is made to households that include someone over 66.
A Cold Weather Payment is money to help with fuel costs when the weather is very cold.
To check what benefits you might be entitled to quickly and easily, you can use the Turn2us Benefits Calculator.
Help from your local council
The government has provided extra funding to local councils to support people on low incomes. If you are unable to pay your bills, ask your local council if they have a scheme that can help you. If you have trouble finding the page use a google search, e.g. "Lincolnshire council help with bills", will find the exact page you need.
Advice and support
Turn2us is unable to offer advice on individual situations. To find an adviser in your area to discuss your situation with, you can use the Turn2us Find an Adviser.