Keeping warm in winterKeeping warm helps prevent conditions such as hypothermia, bronchitis, chest infections and pneumonia
Those at particular risk include vulnerable people, such as the elderly, families on low income and people with long term medical conditions.
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Your energy provider
If you are struggling with your winter fuel costs speak to your energy provider, who should be able to offer you a standard monthly direct debit charge to enable you to spread the cost of your energy over the year with fixed regular payments.
Priority Service Register
If you are a pensioner, have a disability, are chronically sick or are hearing and/or visually impaired, your energy provider has an obligation to provide a range of free services, designed to make your life easier. You should contact your provider to find out what is available.
More information is available about the Priority Service Register from the Citizens Advice Bureau.
Winter Fuel Payment
Most people aged 60 and over qualify for a Winter Fuel Payment made every November to December.
If you have not received your entitlement:
Phone 03459 15 15 15
Cold Weather Payment
You may also be eligible for a Cold Weather Payment for each week of very cold weather in your area if you get Pension Credit.
You may also be eligible if you get
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Helpful tips from:
|Help from Adult Services|
If you are worried about an elderly relative or neighbour who appears to be struggling to keep warm, please contact Adult Services.