Energy saving

You can save money on your fuel bills by:

  • Switching to direct debit and paperless billing
  • Switching from estimated bills by taking regular meter readings
  • Unplugging electronics such as TVs and TV boxes and game consoles when not in use such as overnight or when you are out at work
  • Doing a free home energy check
  • Joining a collective energy site

You can also check what offers are available online such as energy provider comparison sites

More ways to save energy and money

Insulate your home

Discounted loft and cavity wall insulation is available to all. And free insulation is available if you are over 70. For more details contact:

Energy Advice Centre
Tel: 0800-512-012

Winter Fuel Payment

Everyone over 60 can claim the Winter Fuel Payment. For more details contact:

Winter Fuel Payments
Text phone - Tel:

Check your benefits

If you are 60 or over contact the Pension Service.

They can:

  • Visit you at home
  • Provide personal advice
  • Find extra benefits

You can also visit the Department for Work and Pensions website for information about:

  • People of working age
  • Disabled people and carers
  • People with children

Children and family centres

These offer children and families help and advice for a range of services such as:

  • Care and education for children under five years
  • Family support and outreach to parents
  • Child and family health services
  • Childminders
  • Links to Jobcentre Plus

Find out more: Children and family centres.

Paying your TV Licence

TV Licensing has launched new online and text message services for cash and savings card customers. This makes it easier than ever before for people to spread the cost of their licence.

Last updated: 06 March 2018